Youth council aims to engage young people

Young people in Cornwall, P.E.I. are getting a say in their local politics.

Young people in Cornwall, P.E.I. are getting a say in their local politics.

The town of Cornwall is looking for new ways to engage young people, says Coun. Corey Frizzell. (CBC)

The town has created a youth council where a group of citizens aged 13 to 17 will meet once a week. They'll discuss issues that affect youth in the community and plan special events.

"We have a large population of youth," Said Coun. Corey Frizzell, chair of the parks and recreation committee.

"We've been trying to engage them and trying to get them to come out to events and try to find out what they're looking for in the town,  what the town, the municipality can do for them"

People who join the youth council can receive volunteer hours for community service bursary.

The council will consist of whoever turns up to start with, but the town hopes it will become more structured as interest grows.

The first meeting is Sept. 16.

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