Youth Council

Get Ready, Get Involved - The Peterborough Youth Council

This is your chance to make a difference by becoming a member of the Peterborough Youth Council. The ten-member Youth Council, with support from the Peterborough Youth Commission, will engage, assist and empower young people in Peterborough to take action in addressing youth issues in our community.

An opportunity such as this will provide members with leadership skills, responsibility, and an opportunity to contribute to their community. The Youth Council will also provide a positive connection to other youth and adults in our community. 

Applicaitons for the 2014- 2015 Youth Council are now available, email estewart@peterborough.ca to be sent an application. Deadline for applicaitons is Friday May 16, 2014 at 4:30

Strong Youth, Enriched Community-The Youth Commission/Youth Council

The Youth Council works under the umbrella of the Peterborough Youth Commission.  The Youth Commission was created following the 2000 Municipal election. The Commission has been very successful over the past ten years in assisting to make our community more youth-friendly. The Youth Commission and the Youth Council are gearing up for another exciting year.   A few years ago, the Commission was successful in establishing free 30-day bus passes for youth volunteers, as well as recognizing youth who had made a difference in our community by awarding them the Mayor’s Youth Award. The Commission has provided support to several Community events throughout the year.

The Youth Commission is Chaired by Councillor Andrew Beamer. You can contact Councillor  Beamer by email abeamer@peterborough.ca or by phone 705 742-7777 x 4642.

Please attend the Commission’s upcoming meeting and find out how you can get involved.  Meetings are  open to the entire community – youth are encouraged to attend.  Upcoming meeting is scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014
  • Employment Planning & Counselling , 418 Sherdian Street, Board Room 
  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

New Youth Commission members are always welcome.  For further information please call Ellen Stewart at 705 742-7777, extension 1805.

Nominations are being accepted for the Mayor's Youth Award. Next Ceremony will take place on Monday April 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers. For more information email estewart@peterborough.ca

KNOW THE FACTS

Violence against women is the world's largest and most persistent human rights violation, and Canada is no exception.

  • Over 50 % of Canadian women expereince an incident of violence at some point in thier lives, the majority before they turn 25 years of age.
  • Young women experience the highest rates of violence and the rate of violence by boyfriends is on the rise.
  • Psychological or emotional abuse and frequent heavy drinking raises the risk of violence happening.
  • Serious stalking is a crime called criminal harassment.

Stop violence before it starts. Take your relationship seriously and learn to recognize the early warning signs of violence.

If you or someone you know is experinecing violence in a relationsjhip than get help!

Some great websites to check out for more information are listed below:

www.kawarthasexualassaultcentre.com

www.loveisnotabuse.com

www.thatisnotcool.com

www.breakthecycle.org

www.kidshelpline.ca

www.ywcacanada.ca