Youth Community Councils

For youth, by youth.

Coast Capital Savings’ Youth Community Councils serve our primary trade areas: Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley & Okanagan and Vancouver Island, with a unique role of making investments recommendations for our Community Investment Grants program.

Each of the three Youth Community Councils 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 Savings employees. Through this diverse group of young leaders, we deliver on our for youth, by youth funding approach.

Community groups who apply for a Community Investment Grant for Youth know their grant applications are being reviewed by dedicated young people who have a strong understanding of those they’re trying to support. And young leaders gain invaluable experience providing great input and a youth perspective to their investment decisions.

Responsibilities

  • Commit to a minimum 1-year volunteer term, January to December, renewable up to a total of three years
  • Meet as a council up to five times a year
  • Review grant applications in advance of council meetings
  • Meet as a council to discuss grant applications and to make recommendations for allocations of community investment funds
  • Represent Coast Capital Savings at community events
Sorry, we no longer accept applications to join the 2020 Youth Community Councils.
Stay tuned for opportunities to join our 2021 Youth Community Councils – application intake will open in the Fall of 2020.
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Join a Youth Community Council

We’re looking for youth who:
  • are 18-30 years of age at time of application
  • live in the region you’re applying for: Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island or Okanagan
  • bring knowledge and/or experience specifically related to our youth-focused funding strategy that aims to help youth achieve financial independence
How to apply
  1. Applications to join the 2020 Youth Community Councils are now closed.
  2. Stay tuned for opportunities to join our 2021 Youth Community Councils – application intake will open in the Fall of 2020.

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IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Meet the 2019 Metro Vancouver Youth Community Council
Meet the eight emerging young leaders who make up the 2019 Coast Capital Savings Metro Vancouver Youth Community Council.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Meet the 2019 Vancouver Island Youth Community Council
Meet the eight emerging young leaders who make up the 2019 Coast Capital Savings Vancouver Island Youth Community Council.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Meet the 2019 Fraser Valley Youth Community Council
Meet the eight emerging young leaders who make up the 2019 Coast Capital Savings Fraser Valley Youth Community Council.
Questions?
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