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2023 Youth Advisory Board — The fifth cohort representing young people in Pointe-Claire!

Pointe-Claire, November 24 – The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Tim Thomas, and City Council members are pleased to introduce the 10 young people who will form the 2023-2024 Youth Advisory Board (YAB) of the City of Pointe-Claire. Exceptionally, this mandate will have a term of 20 months since the Board’s schedule is in a transition year. The Board is mandated to make recommendations and give young citizens a voice to improve the activities and services intended for them.

It’s during the City Council meeting on November 8 that the members of the Council approved the appointments of the new selected candidates. The Board members and their families then participated in a ceremony in the presence of City Council members to formalize their new role.

This year, among the young people who make up the Board, two are in their third term, one is beginning their second term and seven new members are welcomed with great enthusiasm to meet new challenges. The Board members are bilingual residents of Pointe-Claire aged 14 to 21 who are involved in their community. They will begin their mandate in January.

Julia Hees (3rd term), Sarah Wu (3rd term) and Nathan Thomas (2nd term) are pleased to welcome Albi Çullhaj, Alexandre Gariépy, Olivia Ginnetti, Christina Koikaran, Anastasia Sabapathy, Anshini Pyneeandee and Daniel Royal on the Board.

“For the past four years, the City has been able to count on the Youth Advisory Board to offer relevant recommendations to better reach young citizens. I am positive that the 10 young people who will form the 5th board will continue the work undertaken by their peers to propose interesting ideas for the community and particularly its youth. We wish them much success in their mandate and thank them warmly for their involvement,” says Tim Thomas, Mayor of Pointe-Claire.

The members of the Youth Advisory Board and the members of the City Council of Pointe-Claire (from left to right) Tara Stainforth, councillor district 4 – Cedar park heights, Tim Thomas, mayor of Pointe-Claire, Anshini Pyneeandee, Eric Stork, councillor district 7 – Northview, Sarah Wu, Anastasia Sabapathy, Julia Hees, Daniel Royal, Alexandre Gariépy, Albi Çullhaj, Olivia Ginnetti, Christina Koikaran, Kelly Thorstad-Cullen, councillor district 3 – Valois,  Paul Bissonnette, councillor district 2 – Lakeside, Brent Cowan, councillor district 8 – Oneida.
Absent from the photo : Nathan Thomas, Erin Tedford, councillor district 1 – Cedar / Le Village, Cynthia Homan, councillor district 5 – Lakeside Heights, Bruno Tremblay, councillor district 6 – Seigniory.

We thank the outgoing members of the Youth Advisory Board for their outstanding involvement and their desire to contribute to their community.

During 2022, Board members submitted recommendations to the Culture, Sports, Leisure and Community Development Department to improve the offer for young people at the Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre. In addition, they actively participated in the City’s strategic planning process and were consulted as part of the STM’s public consultation work on public transit in the West Island.

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