Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, welcomed over 30 youth at the Bay of Quinte Youth Council for the official Founding Meeting.
The Council is comprised of young people from a variety of backgrounds, representing all communities in the Bay of Quinte riding. Council will meet a number of times throughout the year to learn about government process and structure, identify and participate in opportunities to make a positive and lasting impact in our community, and share their perspective on a number of important Federal issues. Commentary and recommendations pertaining to Federal issues will be formatted and formally reported directly to the PMO.
“I had a wonderful time this evening meeting with members of our Youth Council. It was a great experience engaging directly with such a passionate group of young people that have so much to offer. Their level of insight in the political system and passion for the challenges and opportunities impacting our community and our nation was to say the least, impressive. What a testament to the quality of our local youth and their potential as leaders and stewards of Canadian democratic values. During this evening’s meeting many members of Youth Council have already expressed an interest in leading a community project and in participating on a local governance board for a local Not-for-Profit agency. Based on this level of interest in helping the community my office will soon be reaching out to our friends and partners in the community to partner on projects and to agencies in the not-for-profit sector to see if we can help place participants on boards that are of interest to them.” – Neil R. Ellis, MP for Bay of Quinte.
“I am so ecstatic to have this opportunity (Bay of Quinte Youth Council) come to the area. I think involving youth and constantly growing our community is a great way to showcase what we have and can offer in our community. Neil Ellis is a great addition to this community as an MP and I am looking forward to what comes next ”. – Samantha Reynolds, Bay of Quinte Youth Council.