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Conseil jeunesse

What is the CJM

  • To establish a council for the youth of the new city.
  • To give a voice to young Montrealers.
  • To include youth in the decision-making process.
  • To identify youth priorities at the municipal level.

Mission

  • Advise the mayor and executive committee regularly on youth-related issues.
  • Ensure that the city administration takes into account youth and their concerns in the decision-making process.

Operation

  • The Conseil jeunesse de Montréal is linked directly to the mayor.
  • Three-year mandate.
  • Regular, statutory meetings and creation of sub-committees.
  • Action within city jurisdiction (studies, consultation, training, etc.).

Scope

  • Issue recommendations that require a written reply from the Mayor.
  • Carry out studies.
  • Produce an annual report.
  • Organize special events (symposiums, training sessions, consultations, etc.).
  • Share information with local youth organizations, forums, etc., regarding council recommendations and activities.

History

The city created the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal to take into account the concerns of young Montrealers (12 to 30 years old) and include them in the decision-making process involving youth issues.

Structure of the CJM

The Conseil jeunesse de Montréal is made up of 15 members (six from the eastern boroughs, five from the central boroughs and four from the western boroughs), including a chair and a vice-chair.

The members of the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal must reflect the geographic, linguistic, cultural and social diversity of the city's youth and include an equal number of men and women.

Visit the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal Web site (in French)

Contact us

800 boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, 3rd floor
Montréal, QC H2L 4L8
Telephone: 514-868-3665
Fax: 514-872-9848
E-mail: cjm@ville.montreal.qc.ca