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CITY OF EDMONTON YOUTH COUNCIL'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

WRITTEN BY VICE-CHAIR ANUJ KRISHNAN

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It is month three of CEYC's new monthly newsletter and we have a lot to get through. The past month our teams have worked like crazy, so let's see what they have been up to! This 3rd edition is subject to change and revision.

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Missed our first newsletter? Here it is. 

Executive News
Committee Member Headshots

Our appointed members come from a diverse variety of backgrounds and experiences. Their stories and passion for youth empowerment and advocacy energize our work and amplify our impact. Over the next month we will have a chance to meet them and hear about the work they have been up to this term and their vision of our city!

Professional
Development

This month we took the time to meet with fellow youth from our city sister Nashville. We hope to set up an experiential program in the coming years, allowing Edmonton youth the chance to explore the Country Music Capital of the world. The executive will also present to nine schools from across Edmonton this month, as part of City Hall School, connecting the dots between municipal government and youth.

General Assembly Meetings

Our last General Assembly meeting was on May 5th, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm over Google Meet. Alongside our regular updates, the committee welcomed guest speakers Olivia from our sister city Nashville, and Susan Holdsworth from Recover. Our next General Assembly meeting is June 2nd from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Subcommittee Initiatives
CEYC RESPONSE to Community Safety and We

CSWB Response

Gathering youth perspectives on community safety and law enforcement institutions, our recommendations to the Community Safety and Wellbeing (CSWB) Taskforce Report #8543 are out! They can be found in a public letter to City Council. In succeeding months, our objectives include increasing accessibility to our CSWB recommendations through multiple mediums of communication while continuing to meet with city councillors and engaging the public. 

Environmental Awareness Webinar

Our webinar on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that joined us. Alongside speakers from CEYC, we invited Stephen Raitz from Paths for People, Hannah Gelderman from Climate Justice Edmonton, and Marmik Patel from PlantForever as guest speakers. Congratulations to all our prize winners who received a gift card from a local business of their choice! Missed it? Stay tuned for clips from the webinar to be uploaded soon! 

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CEYC Blog

The blog has been continuing to share posts every Saturday. This month, we posted an opinion piece on in-person vs online classes, a guide to making more environmentally sustainable choices, a personal reflection in regards to racial identity and our very first poem! As the blog develops, we are looking to appoint deputy editors so that we can grow our capacity while ensuring high-quality content. Keep an eye out for applications and Happy reading!!

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Demographics Survey

Our team is currently formatting a 3-stage response to the results of the survey to help promote the representation of more youth demographics on our council. The first stage centered around creating presentations catered towards reaching out to the least represented demographics, which were found in the analysis of the survey results. The stages that follow this will be focused on: making both the meetings and application processes on CEYC more accessible as well as providing more training resources and guidance for new members so that they can play a larger role on council. 

Environmental Awareness Webinar

Our webinar on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that joined us. Alongside speakers from CEYC, we invited Stephen Raitz from Paths for People, Hannah Gelderman from Climate Justice Edmonton, and Marmik Patel from PlantForever as guest speakers. Congratulations to all our prize winners who received a gift card from a local business of their choice! Missed it? Stay tuned for clips from the webinar to be uploaded soon! 

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Food Waste and Insecurity Information Report

We are researching how gaps in Edmonton food security might be filled with food destined for waste. Currently, we are examining redistribution initiatives around the world, interviewing local organizations, and determining how best to meet the needs of reducing waste. 58% of food produced in Canada is lost. This has enormous economic and environmental costs! We will publish our findings and recommendations as an information report for City Council.

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Community Safety and Well Being Response

Our recommendations to Report #8543 will be found in a publicly available letter to City Council anticipated to release during May. In the succeeding months, our objectives include increasing accessibility to our recommendations through the publication of multiple mediums of communication. For reference, click the box below to learn more about the Community Safety and Wellbeing (CSWB) Taskforce Report.

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Paths For People Workforce

This Workforce handles all collaboration between the City of Edmonton Youth Council and Paths for People. Besides our response to the Bike Plan Implementation Guide, we are working on a day of programming during the beginning of summer with members of CEYC. This would involve meeting up at a chosen street, learning about safer streets and other initiatives, and adding to the street with things such as chalk. We hope that this will be educational, but also serve as a fun bonding event between our two organizations

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School Visits Presentations

We’ve been hard at work identifying schools and organizations, sending out contact information, and scheduling visits! There have been some barriers with response rates, likely due to the pandemic and the online nature of our presentations, but we’ve been pushing through to reach dedicated schools that are still interested. If you know of a school or organization that could benefit from a CEYC visit, let us know below.

City of Edmonton News
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Edmonton's ETS Network Redesign is Live!

Click the button below for some useful resources and trip planners as we transition to a new and improved transit network. Go public transportation!

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Thank you for taking the time to read the 2nd edition of our new monthly newsletter. We are proud of what we have already achieved and are excited for what will come next. Edmonton's youth are invaluable, and we will continue to provide them with platforms and initiatives to empower their voices and ideas. If you or your organization are interested in collaborating or forming a partnership, let us know!

CITY OF EDMONTON YOUTH COUNCIL'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

WRITTEN BY VICE-CHAIR ANUJ KRISHNAN

Cityscape_2019 downtown summer .jpg

It is month three of CEYC's new monthly newsletter and we have a lot to get through. The past month our teams have worked like crazy, so let's see what they have been up to! This 3rd edition is subject to change and revision.

Having issues viewing this properly? View in Browser

Missed our first newsletter? Here it is. 

Executive News
Committee Member Headshots

Our appointed members come from a diverse variety of backgrounds and experiences. Their stories and passion for youth empowerment and advocacy energize our work and amplify our impact. Over the next month we will have a chance to meet them and hear about the work they have been up to this term and their vision of our city!

Professional
Development

This month we took the time to meet with fellow youth from our city sister Nashville. We hope to set up an experiential program in the coming years, allowing Edmonton youth the chance to explore the Country Music Capital of the world. The executive will also present to nine schools from across Edmonton this month, as part of City Hall School, connecting the dots between municipal government and youth.

General Assembly Meetings

Our last General Assembly meeting was on May 5th, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm over Google Meet. Alongside our regular updates, the committee welcomed guest speakers Olivia from our sister city Nashville, and Susan Holdsworth from Recover. Our next General Assembly meeting is June 2nd from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Subcommittee Initiatives
CEYC RESPONSE to Community Safety and We

CSWB Response

Gathering youth perspectives on community safety and law enforcement institutions, our recommendations to the Community Safety and Wellbeing (CSWB) Taskforce Report #8543 are out! They can be found in a public letter to City Council. In succeeding months, our objectives include increasing accessibility to our CSWB recommendations through multiple mediums of communication while continuing to meet with city councillors and engaging the public. 

Environmental Awareness Webinar

Our webinar on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that joined us. Alongside speakers from CEYC, we invited Stephen Raitz from Paths for People, Hannah Gelderman from Climate Justice Edmonton, and Marmik Patel from PlantForever as guest speakers. Congratulations to all our prize winners who received a gift card from a local business of their choice! Missed it? Stay tuned for clips from the webinar to be uploaded soon! 

Environmental Sustainability Webinar.png
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CEYC Blog

The blog has been continuing to share posts every Saturday. This month, we posted an opinion piece on in-person vs online classes, a guide to making more environmentally sustainable choices, a personal reflection in regards to racial identity and our very first poem! As the blog develops, we are looking to appoint deputy editors so that we can grow our capacity while ensuring high-quality content. Keep an eye out for applications and Happy reading!!

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Demographics Survey

Our team is currently formatting a 3-stage response to the results of the survey to help promote the representation of more youth demographics on our council. The first stage centered around creating presentations catered towards reaching out to the least represented demographics, which were found in the analysis of the survey results. The stages that follow this will be focused on: making both the meetings and application processes on CEYC more accessible as well as providing more training resources and guidance for new members so that they can play a larger role on council. 

Environmental Awareness Webinar

Our webinar on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that joined us. Alongside speakers from CEYC, we invited Stephen Raitz from Paths for People, Hannah Gelderman from Climate Justice Edmonton, and Marmik Patel from PlantForever as guest speakers. Congratulations to all our prize winners who received a gift card from a local business of their choice! Missed it? Stay tuned for clips from the webinar to be uploaded soon! 

DSC08706_edited.jpg
Food Waste and Insecurity Information Report

We are researching how gaps in Edmonton food security might be filled with food destined for waste. Currently, we are examining redistribution initiatives around the world, interviewing local organizations, and determining how best to meet the needs of reducing waste. 58% of food produced in Canada is lost. This has enormous economic and environmental costs! We will publish our findings and recommendations as an information report for City Council.

Screenshot_20210328-171645_Chrome.jpg
Community Safety and Well Being Response

Our recommendations to Report #8543 will be found in a publicly available letter to City Council anticipated to release during May. In the succeeding months, our objectives include increasing accessibility to our recommendations through the publication of multiple mediums of communication. For reference, click the box below to learn more about the Community Safety and Wellbeing (CSWB) Taskforce Report.

Screenshot_20210328-171557_Chrome.jpg
Paths For People Workforce

This Workforce handles all collaboration between the City of Edmonton Youth Council and Paths for People. Besides our response to the Bike Plan Implementation Guide, we are working on a day of programming during the beginning of summer with members of CEYC. This would involve meeting up at a chosen street, learning about safer streets and other initiatives, and adding to the street with things such as chalk. We hope that this will be educational, but also serve as a fun bonding event between our two organizations

_edited.jpg
School Visits Presentations

We’ve been hard at work identifying schools and organizations, sending out contact information, and scheduling visits! There have been some barriers with response rates, likely due to the pandemic and the online nature of our presentations, but we’ve been pushing through to reach dedicated schools that are still interested. If you know of a school or organization that could benefit from a CEYC visit, let us know below.

City of Edmonton News

Edmonton's ETS Network Redesign is Live!

Click the button below for some useful resources and trip planners as we transition to a new and improved transit network. Go public transportation!

Get Our Latest Updates

Thank you for taking the time to read the 2nd edition of our new monthly newsletter. We are proud of what we have already achieved and are excited for what will come next. Edmonton's youth are invaluable, and we will continue to provide them with platforms and initiatives to empower their voices and ideas. If you or your organization are interested in collaborating or forming a partnership, let us know!

CITY OF EDMONTON YOUTH COUNCIL'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

WRITTEN BY VICE-CHAIR ANUJ KRISHNAN

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The 2020-21 term is almost over but not without a BANG! Our summer initiatives are heating up so sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Expect our final edition on August 31st with our annual report and video! 

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Missed our first newsletter? Here it is. 

Executive News

Meet Our Members

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Meet Our Youth-At-Large Members

Our YALs run the show and are amazing youth leaders in Edmonton. We have over 65 Youth-At-Large members with that number expected to exceed over 80 for the 2021-22 term. Learn more about our members, their amazing stories and impact in their communities.

Youth-At-Large Registration

At the heart of our work are YALs. Participating on subcommittees they undertake initiatives and provide CEYC with a direct relationship to youth in Edmonton. YALs almost always end up in leadership or executive positions and this is a great opportunity for any youth between the ages of 13 and 23.

General Assembly

Our last General Assembly meeting was on June 2nd, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. We had a Q&A session and appearance from Mayor Don Iveson and voted on several summer initiatives and proposals. Our next General Assembly meeting is July 6, 2021. 

Subcommittee Initiatives

Scholarship and Volunteer Opportunities Webpage

It's UP! The initiative has been completed and is now available for the public to use! We hope that our work is helpful to the youth in Edmonton and makes an impactful difference in their lives through showing them the different opportunities that youth have access to. As always, please feel free to reach out with any other opportunities you come by!

PFP & CEYC's Day of Programming on Saskatchewan Drive

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This Workforce handles all collaborations between the City of Edmonton Youth Council and Paths for People (PFP). On July 17th we had a day of programming for PFP and CEYC members. We learned about, and created a more vibrant street space near Saskatchewan Drive. Along with helping us connect with PFP members, events like these will help us craft informed recommendations and responses to city policy such as the Bike Plan Implementation Approach. Stay tuned for more informational posts and pictures from the event on our social media.

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CEYC Blog

This month, we posted : a personal piece on mental health awareness in relation to COVID-19, our second poem, the first post in our Uni 101 series and a letter to 2021 graduates! 

 

CEYC members will have the opportunity to contribute to collaborative pieces this summer that aims to tell stories, share experiences and generate awareness – all in regards to names.

Food Waste and Insecurity Information Report

We are researching how gaps in Edmonton food security might be filled with food destined for waste. To do this, we are examining redistribution initiatives around the world, interviewing local organizations, and debating how we can best meet the needs of Edmontonians, while reducing waste. 58% of food produced in Canada is lost. This has enormous economic and environmental costs! Our findings and recommendations will be found as an information report for City Council and the public in late June.

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Vaping Info Report

The Vaping Information Campaign team on CEYC has successfully organized and created info-slides through looking at research, notes from meetings with experts and vaping stories in Edmonton, their survey statistics from last term, and quotes from youth. They hope that through their project, they can educate and spread awareness about vaping in Edmonton youth and its dangers. The campaign will be posted on CEYC social media in early July.

City of Edmonton News
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Capital City Clean Up!

You can request a free litter kit at the link below. Each kit includes a safety guide, litter grabber, a pair of gloves, and a small and large garbage bag. We highly encourage everyone to get out and socialize and beautify our city in a safe and responsible way. And if you can, make your own litter kits and let’s clean up YEG!

Thank you for taking the time to read the 5th edition of our new monthly newsletter. We are proud of what we have already achieved this term and can't wait to see what the future holds. Edmonton's youth are invaluable, and we will continue to provide them with platforms and initiatives to empower their voices and ideas. If you or your organization are interested in collaborating or forming a partnership, let us know!

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Food Waste and Insecurity Report Featured in CBC Article
August 14, 2021

CBC article on the Food Waste and Insecurity Report urging the city, businesses, and residents to bolster food security in Edmonton. ​

Have Your Say on Youth Vaping in Edmonton by Filling Out Our Survey
Mar 15, 2020

This report will be used to describe and present the rising issues within youth vaping in Edmonton. Please try and answer this survey to the best of your ability! This survey is strictly confidential and is only used for the sole purpose of gathering information to present to the Edmonton City Council. 

Survey Link: https://www.tinyurl.com/ceyc-vaping-survey

Future of Edmonton Essay Contest featured in CBC Article
Apr 30, 2019

'We want to get Edmonton youth thinking forward'

CBC article on the Future of Edmonton Essay Contest, how it connects to the City of Edmonton 2050 vision and gets perspectives from youth on the city that they want to live in.

CEYC's stance on the lowering of youth minimum wage
May 31, 2019

Opinion article featured in the Edmonton Journal on where the youth council stands on the lowering of youth minimum wage in Alberta.

Liquor Consumption in Public Parks
Jan 01, 2020

"Youth council wants Edmonton to end liquor ban at picnic sites"

CBC article on the youth council's recommendation to urge the city to allow Edmontonians to consume liquor in public park spaces