The motion for Prince Edward County to join the YCC passed unanimously as a means to increase opportunities for local youth to participate and engage in municipal government.
PEC joined the coalition January 2021 after a council deputation on January 26th. PEC is an island in Lake Ontario that is a collection of small hamlets and villages with deep roots in farming and agriculture, industry and trade through their waterways, and unique natural and geological formations. The County is approximately 25,000 people and its Council is made up of a Mayor (Steve Ferguson) and 13 Councillors!
“We are excited to be the first Eastern Ontario municipality to join forces with Youth Council Coalition of Canada. We share the goal of developing meaningful civic engagement opportunities for young people,” Mayor Steve Ferguson says. “With the support, guidance, and resources provided by YCC, members of Council look forward to hearing more from youth in the community and providing mentorship to students.”
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