Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will be offering digital learning sessions sponsored by WorkBC, for youth aged 13 to 18, during the month of April:

  • April 7 - Resume Development
  • April 14 - Cover Letters
  • April 21 - Ace That Interview

Email communitydevelopment@fortstjohn.ca to register for one or all of the sessions and you will be emailed the workshop at 1 pm on the dates above. 


Did you know the Youth Advisory Council plans popular activities that are free or low cost specifically for the youth of Fort St. John? Keep your eyes out for what is upcoming in the Recreation and Leisure Guides.

The Youth Advisory Council of Fort St. John was developed in 2010 as a potential solution toward antisocial behaviour in our community, to get a better sense of what Fort St. John’s youth would like to see in Fort St. John, and to act as a liaison between the youth of the community and City Council. It is the vision of the committee to provide a link between the youth of Fort St. John and City Council.

The Fort St. John Youth Advisory Council will enhance the quality of life of youth by providing information, resources, and leadership to both their peers and City Council while creating positive alternative activities for young people to participate in.

The purpose of the Youth Advisory Council is to: keep City Council informed of important matters affecting youth in Fort St. John, to act as an advocate for youth and seek input from youth on important issues, the provide leadership experiences, and to help enhance the image of youth in our community.

Do you know someone between the ages of 12 and 18? Do they have a vision or want to make a change in Fort St. John? Are they interested in providing feedback on issues youth in the community face? Do they enjoy planning social events? Are they looking for volunteer experience?

JOIN today - it's FREE!