Press Release 2016
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2016
LONDON YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL -APPLICATIONS FOR COUNCIL OPEN
The London Youth Advisory Council is looking for youth aged 15-25 to run for the youth
councillor position, representing their ward to build a better London. Applications are open until
: http://www.lyac.ca/apply_2016 The LYAC is a democratically elected council of
15 youth, representing London’s 14 wards and Western University, who collaborate with
community and city leaders to bring about change in the city. For their one year term, youth
councillors work on various initiatives within the city, receive training from LYAC staff and
community leaders, and represent their youth constituents at political events, meetings and focus
groups. No political knowledge or experience is required. Youth who apply receive campaign
training on March 20th, and the public votes for their youth representatives from May 1st to May
The LYAC is a unique experience for youth looking to get involved in the London community.
“It’s a space where young people can discuss big ideas, problems and perspectives on a regular
basis. Anything that’s bothering you in your school, neighbourhood, or daily life deserves
acknowledgement, and the LYAC is a place to get that recognition,” Emma Blue, Director of
Advocacy Support says.
During the 2015/16 Council election, over 4000 people voted for their youth councillor. Since
the council year began, the London Youth Advisory Council has reached over 2000 unique
individuals through its website, over 7000 Londoners through its Movie Nights in the Park,
issued four reports on local issues, and held five community focus groups.
The LYAC hopes to present to as many classrooms, youth groups, and community organizations
as possible during this time, so please contact the council if you are interested in having them
speak about politics to a group of youth you know.
For more information or to apply as a candidate, please visit http://lyac.ca/elections
About the Organization: The London Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is a youth government
that promotes youth taking action to build a better London. We seek to reboot citizenship in
London by encouraging youth to lead the charge against political apathy by playing a
constructive role in the decision-making processes of the government. Learn more here.
All media inquiries or questions from the general public may be directed to Arjun Singh,
Elections Coordinator of the London Youth Advisory Council at 519.854.1913 or via email at