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

The vision of the Squamish Youth Strategy is that Squamish Youth thrive to their highest potential and are healthy, happy and engagement community members.

A key value of "Speak Up and Leadership" was identified and as such, the Squamish Youth Council was 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 pipeline of youth-centered projects & programming that support Squamish Youth Strategy.
  • To plant the seeds of civic engagement mindset and skill set in Squamish Youth.
  • To connect Youth with community leaders, politicians, businesses and organizations that would like input from them.
  • To set in motion a turn-key program for future mayor & council to implement year over year.

Thank you to last session's 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.

We are now taking applications for the 2022-2023 year! Fill out your application form today!


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  • Autumn Sep 14, 2021, 1:42 PM (9 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 (10 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 (12 months ago)

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

  • Leone Braby Aug 22, 2020, 9:36 AM (22 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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