February 15, 2018: Federal Report; Constituency Youth Council.

February 15, 2018: Federal Report;
Constituency Youth Council.

By Catherine McKenna MP Ottawa Centre.

Calling All Ottawa Centre Youth – Step up to the Challenge
Are you aged 15-24 and passionate about creating real change? Do you care about what happens in Ottawa Centre? If you answered yes, I want you on my Constituency Youth Council!

This nonpartisan council connects engaged and passionate youth within the riding with me and my team so we can hear fresh perspectives. At the same time, young people like you gain insight into the federal political process while building leadership skills.

The Prime Minister is the Minister of Youth and our government strongly believes that by partnering with young Canadians, we can inspire innovative ideas and initiatives. Difference makers come at all ages, and I am proud to be part of a government that celebrates and encourages the voices of our younger generations.

Members of the council meet regularly to discuss issues in Ottawa Centre that matter to them and work to find solutions. Last year’s council noticed the Glebe Community Centre did not have a composting strategy and decided that was something they wanted to change. Together, with the help of Councillor Chernushenko and the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group, they successfully implemented a composting program at the centre this past fall.

The Council’s compost project is a great, practical example of caring for the environment, reducing our waste and taking sustainable action on climate change. I am so proud to see young people mobilize the community to make a positive impact; everything helps in making Ottawa the greenest capital.

If you are interested in joining the Council, I encourage you to visit my website (http://www.catherinemckennamp.ca ) or contact my office ( 613-946-8682 ) to get more information on how to apply. Applications will be accepted until February 28th, 2018 .

I look forward to meeting the new members of the Ottawa Centre Council and am excited to work together to make Ottawa Centre a more positive and inclusive community.

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