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Mental Health Survey

The City of Edmonton Youth Council Health and Wellness Committee brings to you the mental health survey. The purpose of this survey is to identify gaps in youth mental health and relay this information to City Council.

 

By presenting this information to the city council we hope to provide more accurate information about youth mental health in our community.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. All your responses will be used for the purpose of the information report only and are confidential. Your opinion as Edmontonian youth is incredibly valuable and our aim is to ultimately act on the gathered information to implement positive change that directly affects those who need it.

At the end of the survey there is an option to enter your email in order to win up to $250 dollars in prizes!

Click this link to be redirected to the survey: https://bit.ly/2M3zB5D

Wellness Challenge Zine + Giveaway!

Self-care is important. When you look after your body, your mind, and your spirit, you allow yourself to be the best person you can be. The Health & Wellness subcommittee recognizes and values its impact which is why we created Yes to Wellness!

Yes to Wellness is an 8-panel foldable zine that encourages Edmonton’s youth to apply healthy practices and engage in self. It is filled with meaningful suggestions to promote one’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. It also includes a progress tracker to help build good habits. Good habits become the cornerstone for a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle then leads to empowerment.

GIVEAWAY

We are giving away five (5) gift baskets worth $50 each! To enter, take a photo of yourself & the zine and tag #YesToWellnessCEYC on Instagram.

View the giveaway rules & regulations.

HOW TO USE THE YES TO WELLNESS ZINE

  1. Download & print the zine.

    1. Note: Print with 11x17” dimensions. If it’s not available, the traditional A4 letter size will work great..

  2. To fold it into a zine (or a mini-booklet) follow this youtube instruction.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHYwtltebR0

  3. Choose one act of self-care for the day. Once you accomplish the task, fill in the flower petal on page 6 to track your progress.

  4. Keep up the streak!

What is 'Get Out the Vote'?

Well, to keep it straightforward, it is exactly what it sounds like. A GOTV initiative focuses on spreading the word about the importance of being engaged in your city, province, and country. At CEYC, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to let y’all know who’s running, when elections are, how you can vote, and where you can vote.

But first, it seems fitting to start with why you should vote.

Why Vote?

This is probably the most important question that we’re going to be addressing in this series, and honestly, the answer is not as complicated as you might think.

It’s pretty simple actually… you should vote because you live here.

Democracy only works because our representatives make change according to our agenda—us, as young people, possess more power than we think when it comes to changing things in our society that we are passionate about.

Really, the government is our employee. People in power can create legislation according to our advocacy. Voting is essentially the hiring process of our democracy.

Maybe you think that your individual vote doesn’t count. Or that what you think doesn’t ultimately make a difference in the greater agenda of our country, let alone our city. However, we would like to challenge that thought by saying that by that logic, if all of us considered our vote to be insignificant, the concept of democracy as a whole would fall apart and the way many countries on this planet function would be altered for the worse.

Because of this, we need to become active in government and advocacy. Even if you’re not sure that you are ready to speak up directly about something yet, voting is the best way to make yourself heard without committing yourself to extensive political action.

Ultimately, voting is our biggest responsibility, and the easiest one to fulfill. So maybe the real question is, why shouldn’t you vote?

“It is inconceivable that a sovereign people should continue, as we do so abjectly, to say, “I can’t do anything about it. It’s the government.” The government is the creation of the people. It is responsible to the people. And the people are responsible for it.”

  • James Baldwin

CEYC Awards 2019

First hosted in 2018, the CEYC Awards aim to celebrate and recognize the achievements of youth in our city in four specific areas: athletics, academics, fine arts, and community service. We will be recognizing exceptional youth in two age categories: junior (13-18) and senior (19-23). The second annual CEYC Awards will be held on May 31st, 2019, in Edmonton’s gorgeous City Hall. All winners will be honoured publicly during the awards ceremony in addition to receiving certificates signed by Edmonton’s Mayor, Don Iveson. If you would like to recognize, or if you know anyone who should be honoured please check out the link below to apply. Please join us in celebrating youth excellence in our great city.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOTp0hUjUlKr_wlItXVxECVaEAHWTAR_DPQb5zXuj0Gd0alQ/viewform

Melanin Roots 2019

CEYC presents Melanin Roots 2019: its purpose is to impact Edmonton’s African and Caribbean youth communities through support, education and empowering initiatives.

Future of Edmonton Essay Contest

We would like to announce our first-ever Future of Edmonton Essay Contest! Click the link below for the application form and more info!

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#YEGbyYouth

CEYC presents: #YEGbyYouth, a growing collection of stories from youth around our city. 

Initiative created during the 2015-2016 term.

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