We strive for inclusion with influence, not tokenism, within the CVYC and in our relationship with the municipal government
Victoria’s City Council approved the establishment of the City of Victoria Youth Council (CVYC) in April 2005. CVYC was hosted by Lifecycles Society between 2005-2009 and between 2010-2017 BC Healthy Communities Society was the host. Between 2018-2021, Quadra Village Community Center became the organizational host. The CVYC is now hosted by Volunteer Victoria for the 2021-2022 term.
Since local government commitment and community engagement are key to any healthy communities initiative, QVCC is able to provide CVYC with valuable capacity-building expertise, resources, and support for connecting with decision-makers and the community at large to ensure the youth voice is heard and acted upon.
People between the ages of 15-25 who either live, work or go to school in the municipality of Victoria can apply to join our youth council.
They will gain skills in leadership, event planning, public speaking, collaboration, and advocating for change.
I 100% attribute CVYC to a major part of my self-growth and awareness along with sparking an interest in being more active within my community. I would absolutely recommend joining CVYC to any youth just to enjoy a space where youth voices are taken seriously if nothing else. I cannot stress enough exactly how grateful I am for this opportunity and especially Julia for putting so much hard work in behind the scenes to make everything we do possible.