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Lachine Youth Council

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The first-ever Lachine Youth Council (LYC) aims to give young people a voice on municipal issues and matters that directly concern them and to represent their generation to elected officials and the municipal administration. The LYC, an advisory body with no political affiliation, give its members the opportunity to develop such skills as exchanging ideas and participating in opinion discussions, while gaining hands-on exerience of involvement in municipal life.

Roles and responsibilities

The members of the Youth Council meet every month to discuss the topics considered to be priorities. They follow up on the files they are handling and have to issue recommendations and opinions to elected officials and the Borough's Administration. They also have the chance to set up committees on matters of interest and work as a team on their projects or events. The terms of office, which may last one or two years, may be renewed for a maximum of 4 years. LYC members benefit from logistical support provided by the Borough as well as various types of training. This council is open to 12 volunteer members and is intended to be as representative as possible of Lachine youth.

Council members
The members of the very first Youth Council were announced at the Borough Council meeting on May 6. Seven young people, age 15-25, will represent their generation to the elected officials and the Administration. Following a public call for nominations, a selection committee evaluated the nominations received and recommended to the Council that it approve the appointments of the following seven individuals:

  • Pierre-Olivier Bluteau, student at Collège Sainte-Anne in Lachine
  • Philippe Brunet, student at Concordia University
  • Camila Cabarcas-Arrieta, student at Dorval-Jean XXIII high school
  • Doha Elahoua, student at Collège Sainte-Anne in Lachine
  • Radu Andrei Ghita, student at HEC Montréal
  • Catherine Internoscia, student at Concordia University
  • Julian Menga, student at Collège Saint-Louis in Lachine

Submit an application
A public call for nominations is open.  Deadline : October 11, 2019. Information : loisirslachine@ville.montreal.qc.ca

Eligibility criteria

Youth council

  • Be between 15 and 25 years old by the application deadline
  • Live in the Borough of Lachine
  • Be available a minimum of 3 hours per month (possibility of more hours of involvement depending on each person's availability, as well as special files and projects handled by the LYC)
  • Not be an active member of a political party, in order to ensure the non-partisan nature of the LYC
  • Want to get involved as a group in the interest of the young people of Lachine