The District adopted a Youth Strategy in late 2019 in collaboration and consultation with Squamish youth and partner agencies. 

The key value of "Speak Up and Leadership" was identified and as such, the Squamish Youth Council is being created to give Youth the opportunity to engage with the Mayor, District of Squamish Council and Community Leaders. 

The goals of the Squamish Youth Council are:

  • To amplify the voice of Squamish youth in matters and projects that directly impact them;
  • To create a series of youth-led projects that directly support the Squamish Youth Strategy;
  • To plant the seeds of civic engagement mindset and skillset in Squamish Youth;
  • To create a legacy that gives Squamish youth a seat at the decision-making table for years to come.

Squamish Youth Council Members:

Grant Boguski
Sonoma Brawley
Harrison Cohen
Sephira Drzymala
Jodh Ghuman
Zachary Jordan
Ceilidh Lawton
Samantha Morrow
Mercedes Queimano
Tallula Russell
Julie Schaber
Gurnoor Tatla
Sarah van Eerdt
Liza West
Ciara Zammit-Sound 

Facilitators: Mayor Karen Elliott and Christine McLeod, Founder, Everyday Leaders and Rising Villages.


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  • Autumn Sep 14, 2021, 1:42 PM (5 months ago)

    Hi I’m interested in joining the Squamish youth council and getting involved in making decisions and and voicing my opinions!

  • Florence Webster Sep 10, 2021, 5:28 PM (5 months ago)

    I am very interested in having a voice as a youth in Squamish, getting involved, learning and hearing others, and helping spread the voice and opinions of people my age!

  • Christine McLeod Jun 23, 2021, 7:15 PM (7 months ago)

    This is fabulous and can't wait to see this flourish and grow!

  • Leone Braby Aug 22, 2020, 9:36 AM (17 months ago)

    Where? I see no address where this Center is going to be.So many wonderful programs being organized for Youth...
    When is the District going to recognize that there is a Senior population in Squamish that needs the same attention the Youth are getting. Don’t sideline we Seniors!!

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