2013-12-03 at MIDNIGHT
Council gets first look at youth strategy report
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The city has been given a million dollar plan to help its youth.
The youth services advisory committee presented its recommendations after two years of work Monday night. Along with a proposed youth centre, the plan calls for six satellite centres throughout the city to help with specialized programming. Past chair Gerrit Wesselink said in the consultation sessions done with youth there were a lot of gaps identified, especially with teens.
"The plan is truly youth driven and community supported," he said.
The committee has also used a pilot project at Victoriaville to see what youth would want. From recreational activities to mental health services, the centres would be there to help with whatever the city's youth need.
Councillor voted to accept the report, with full report is expected back in May of 2014.
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