The first meeting of the Courtenay-Alberni MP Youth Advisory Council (YAC) occurred via Zoom on Monday, January 15th, 2023. The purpose of the YAC is give an opportunity to youth who live in Courtenay-Alberni, to raise concerns and issues to MP Johns with a view on making an impact in the community.
Thank you to the YAC members; Janel, Teegan, Tasha, Lorna, Lara, Charlotte, and Ildiko for giving their time to identify and discuss issues important to youths in Courtenay-Alberni. As well as my staff, Cameron Leckenby and Minolli Thabo for helping to organize the council.
During the first meeting, the council identified environment and climate concerns, improving infrastructure, and easier youth access to healthcare and mental health services as the first few issues to discuss. I look forward to bringing this Advisory Council's collective voice to Parliament.