The Youth and Seniors Advisory Committees are citizen-led volunteer groups that represent the interests of these communities to City Council.
Youth Advisory Committee
Three student representatives from each of the five local high schools: Bernice MacNaughton, Harrison Trimble, Moncton High, École L’Odyssée and Moncton Christian Academy make up the committee.
Students who apply must meet the following criteria:
- Must be City of Moncton residents;
- Must attend one of the city’s five high schools;
- Will represent a cross-section of Moncton youth;
- Must be available to attend meetings and other activities on behalf of the committee;
- Must represent themselves and not any organization or special interest group.
Mandate and Responsibilities
The Youth Advisory Committee will endeavour to enrich and enhance the quality of life of youth in the city, identify barriers, form partnerships with the community, and act as a public forum for issues affecting youth. As a means to achieve this, the Committee’s mandate will be to organize an annual public forum with the purpose of identifying and discussing issues of interest to youth.
The Youth Advisory Committee shall be responsible to:
- Organize and implement an annual forum, YouthFest.
- Encourage youth to participate in the forum.
- Follow-up on actions to be carried out as a result of the forum.
Bernice MacNaughton High School
- Olivia Mowat
- Alex Melendy
- James Lu
Harrison Trimble High School
- Olivia Mabey
- Branwyn Kennedy
- Isabelle Moore
Moncton High School
- Ashlee Murray
- Aaschir Sheikh
- Lucie Leger
- Maëlle Gauthier
- Sahar Bahramali Panah
Moncton Christian Academy
- Elizabeth Ogunade
- Nicholas Dwyer
Seniors Advisory Committee
Members represent the interest of community seniors to the Mayor and Council. The Mayor selects committee members.
Individuals wanting to participate must meet the following criteria:
- Must be residents of the City of Moncton;
- Must be 55 years of age or older;
- Must be prepared to volunteer time and serve actively on the committee;
- Must participate as individuals and not represent any organization or special interest group.
Mandate and Responsibilities
The Committee will endeavour to enrich and enhance the quality of life of seniors in the city, identify barriers, form partnerships with the community, and act as a public forum for issues affecting seniors.
The Committee will make recommendations on services that fall within the responsibility of the city and that affect seniors such as:
- public safety
- public works
The Mayor’s Seniors Advisory Committee, is responsible to:
- Act as a resource to the mayor and Council on matters affecting seniors.
- Serve as a forum for discussing issues affecting seniors.
- Provide advice to the mayor and the Council based on input received to improve the programs, policies, and services provided to seniors.
- Identify barriers to access by seniors to city services and programs.
- Form partnerships in the community to educate, inform, and improve the quality of life for seniors.
- Follow-up on actions to be carried out as a result of committee meetings.
- Mary Carpenter (co-chair)
- Payson Rowell (co-chair)
- Joanne Adair
- Jeff Bregg
- Ed Graham
- Betty Hudson
- Claude Laviolette
- Betty Peacock
- Winston Pearce
- Lillian Surette
- Eileen Whyte