How does CEYC represent youth in our city?
We encourage the involvement of all Edmonton youth in our initiatives and recruit members from a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. As an advisory body to City Council, we propose, present, and report to municipal government on youth matters. Our bylaw empowers us to act on the wishes of young people, not merely to speak for them.
Can I attend a General Assembly meeting?
Absolutely! CEYC General Assembly meetings occur the first Wednesday of every month in City Hall's Heritage Room from 5:30-8:30PM. All members of the public are welcome to drop by and take part in the discussions, or to merely observe and learn firsthand what we're about.
Who is eligible to join?
Any resident of Edmonton between the ages of 13 and 23. Specific application details are included on our apply page.
How can I join CEYC?
To become a Councillor, you must go through a competitive process that involves submitting an online application form with an attached letter of reference and sitting for an interview with several City Councillors. Applications generally open in late spring, with successful applicants being appointed to one-year terms that run from September-August.
To become a Youth-at-Large member on a subcommittee, you must submit an online application form. Applications generally open in late spring, with successful applicants being appointed to one-year terms that run from September-August.
To become a CEYC member at any point in the term, you may drop in to a subcommittee meeting and become a project-specific subcommittee member. Please contact us if you would like to confirm an upcoming meeting time and location.
What is the difference between Councillors, Youth-At-Large members, and project-specific subcommittee members?
Councillors have a broad assortment of duties including writing policy proposals and information reports, consulting with City Council and other organizations on matters related to youth, and serving on a minimum of one subcommittee. They are appointed to one-year terms and have the right to vote on motions proposed by other Youth Councillors.
Youth-At-Large members serve on one of our subcommittees, which work on projects specific to their area of focus (Arts & Culture, Engagement & Outreach, Health & Wellness, Social Equity, or Urban Planning) or in collaboration with another subcommittee. They are appointed to one-year terms and have the right to vote on motions proposed by other subcommittee members.
Project-specific subcommittee members focus their efforts on a particular initiative and may join a subcommittee at any time.
How and when can I apply to be a Councillor or Youth-At-Large member?
The application form for Councillors and Youth-At-Large members generally opens late spring on the City of Edmonton website. For the 2017-2018 term, the submission period will be open from April 26-June 4, 2017. In the meantime, join us at a General Assembly meeting or at one of our events!