MONTREAL, March 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil jeunesse de Montréal wishes to notify the citizens of Montréal that it is launching a recruitment campaign for new volunteer members among the residents of the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Lachine, L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Saint-Laurent and the Sud-Ouest. "Are you interested in getting involved, working for Montréal's youths, listening, and contributing to our City's development? Now is the time to apply!", explained the CjM president, Michael Ryan Wiseman.
Why become a member?
Active since February 2003, the role of the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal is to advise the Mayor and the Executive Committee on a regular and ongoing basis with respect to all matters relating to youths, and to ensure that the concerns of young people are taken into consideration in the decisions made by municipal administration. It is composed of 15 volunteer members comprising men and women between the ages of 16 and 30, who are representative of the geographic, linguistic, cultural and social diversity of Montréal's youths. Through its activities, the CjM gives young Montréalers a voice that is heard by the City's decision-making authorities.
Thus far, the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal has drafted 17 notices on issues affecting youths, including:
- Citizen engagement by youths: CITÉ jeune, participe!
- Communications between the City and youths: De la parole aux actes : informer, impliquer, intégrer;
- The graffiti phenomenon: Les graffitis : une trace à la bonne place?;
- Street gangs and prostitution: La rue mise à nu;
- Accessibility of services, socializing venues, housing: 514 Génération 18-30;
- A sense of security: Mettons la sécurité à sa place!
The recommendations in these notices, which are sent to municipal authorities, have already been widely implemented and have generated positive outcomes for the Montréal population, including the introduction of BIXI bicycles (Mobile sur l'île, rapide en ville notice) and the professional sponsorship program (En fonction des jeunes notice).
To become a member of the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal, applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30 and live in one of the six boroughs in the Western sector of the City (boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Lachine, Saint-Laurent, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Sud-Ouest), or have operated a business establishment in one of the boroughs for at least one year.
Furthermore, in order to make room for new voices and prevent overlapping in terms of representation, applicants must not serve as members of boards of directors of youth agencies, local youth task forces or the Forum jeunesse de l'Île de Montréal, or as members of the Executive Committee of political parties or union organizations.
The recruitment campaign will unfold from March 5 to April 2, 2014 with a view to compiling a candidate bank to satisfy current and emerging needs in the Western sector.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the CjM must complete an application form available at www.cjmtl.com, and include their curriculum vitae. Applications must be received before 5 PM on April 2, 2014.
SOURCE: Conseil jeunesse de Montréal
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