GENERAL COMMITTEE - COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

TO:

Mayor and Members of Council

 

 

 

 

FROM:

Mary Creighton, Director, Recreation Services

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY:

Jason Tsien, Community Resource Coordinator, Recreation Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBJECT:

Appointment of Members to the Mayor’s Youth Task Force for the Period September 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011

 

 

 


 

RECOMMENDATION:

1)      That the following appointments to the Mayor’s Youth Task Force be confirmed for the term September 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011

 

 

LEGEND:  R - Returning

            NAME                                     SCHOOL                    GR.

 

MARKHAM

R Joey Loi (Co -Chair)

High School

11

 

RCarmen Chen

High School

10

 

RGuruparan Bagawan

High School

11

 

RDamilola Dina

High School

12

 

Jahmal Dixon

High School

12

 

Divya Shah

High School

9

 

Janice He

High School

11

 

Lydia Chan

High School

11

 

 

 

 

UNIONVILLE

RAdrian Proestos

High School

11

 

RMaha Naqi

High School

12

 

RChristine Hui

High School

10

 

RLavania Hui (Co-Chair)

High School

12

 

RJanice Chu

High School

10

 

RSharon Yau

High School

12

 

Eddie Wang

High School

9

 

Tony Ma

High School

9

 

MILLIKEN

RAlice Wang

High School

9

 

REmily Do

Elementary School

8

 

Adrian Uthayagumaran

High School

12

 

Vishnu Thillainathan

High School

12

 

Shirley long

High School

11

 

 

 

 

HORNHILL

Arvin Ighani

High School

12

 

R Kevin Jen

High School

10

 

River Wong

High School

10

 

 

2)      And that Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution

 

 

 

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the report is to confirm appointments to the Mayor’s Youth Task Force.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

The Mayor’s Youth Task Force (MYTF) was created in 1994 by former Mayor Don Cousens to address issues that are pertinent to youth in the community.  The group’s mandate is:

 

1.      To act in an advisory capacity, provide advice on issues of concern to youth.

2.      To act in an advocacy role, provide new ideas and views to council and staff.

3.      To raise awareness in the community through planned events (e.g. Youth Week, Youth Forums, Youth Job Fair, etc.).

4.      To encourage youth participation within the community.

 

The MYTF is a group of elementary and high school students from the Town of Markham who meet twice a month to plan events and discuss issues facing youth. The purpose of the MYTF is to provide local youth a voice by which they may give input and develop initiatives to enhance youth opportunities within the Town of Markham.

 

In addition, Jason Tsien, Community Resource Coordinator will be the Coordinator of the Task Force and Lori Wells, Programs Manager will act as staff liaison from the Recreation Services Department.

 

Nominations into the MYTF are conducted in late May of every year.  The nomination process includes:

 

  • Call for community members to join the Mayor’s Youth Task Force
  • An online application form must be filled and submitted. (www.markhamyouth.com)
  • An interview with a panel of MYTF members (2 chairs and 1 senior manager)
  • Confirmation to the Task Force is completed in late August for the 2010-2011 term.

 

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

No financial implications are to be considered in this report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Creighton

Director, Recreation Services

 

Brenda Librecz

Commissioner of Community and Fire Services

 

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