The Coast Capital Youth Community Councils empower young leaders to make investment recommendations in local youth initiatives.
In 2019, the Youth Community Councils allocated nearly $1.5 million in grants to almost 100 youth-serving organizations across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Central Okanagan. This funding helped approximately 70,000 youth to build new skills and to empower them to achieve what’s important in their lives on their journey to financial independence. But that’s only a sliver of the pie – since 2012, our Youth Community Councils helped allocate over $10.3 million to deserving groups in their communities. That’s a lot of pie.
Each Youth Community Council is comprised of eight emerging young leaders between the ages of 18 and 30. Four representatives are from the local community and four are Coast Capital employees.
Decisions for youth, by youth.
Community groups who apply for a Coast Capital Community Investment Grant for Youth know their grant applications are being reviewed by dedicated young people who have a strong understanding of the issues youth face today. Who better to know how to help youth than youth themselves?
Click to read more about each Youth Community Council member and get to know these young change-makers who are helping us empower youth to achieve what’s important in their lives on their journey to financial independence.