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Meet the 2018 Vancouver Island Youth Get It Community Council

The Youth Get It Community Councils empower young leaders to make investments in local youth initiatives.

In 2017, the Community Councils allocated $1.65 million in grants to 119 youth-serving organizations. But that’s only a sliver of the pie – since 2012, they’ve allocated just shy of $7 million to deserving groups in their communities. Now, that’s a lot of pie.

Each Youth Get It 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 know their grant applications are being reviewed by dedicated young people who have a strong understanding of those they’re trying to support. Plus young leaders gain invaluable experience providing great input and a youth perspective to their investment decisions.

Meet the members.

Click to read more about each member and get to know the awesome youth who are helping us build a richer future for youth. 

Interested in joining the Youth Get It Community Council?

We recruit council members once a year. Keep an eye out for the call for applications on our website.

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