Aboriginal Youth Council

The Aboriginal Youth Council (AYC) was established in 1994 to bring Aboriginal youth views, concerns and issues to the national level.

The AYC is comprised of 13 members including a four member Executive Committee, a youth executive member, and eight provincial/regional representatives.

The AYC brings a unified youth voice that helps guide the Friendship Centre Movement in a number of youth priority issues as well as provides a youth presence in the decision-making process of the Friendship Centre Movement.

Mission

To create positive change for Friendship Centre youth through inclusion, empowerment and culture by: increasing communication; increasing training and development opportunities; increasing youth involvement both internally and externally to the Friendship Centre Movement; Facilitating the development of youth leaders; providing awareness on issues facing urban Aboriginal youth; encouraging and supporting the on-going spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development of urban Aboriginal youth; Involving youth at all levels of the Friendship Centre Movement both internally and externally; and, preserving and promoting our culture and heritage.

The AYC defines youth as being between the ages of 14-24.

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