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Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

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Cannabis Survey-01

Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, came into effect on Oct. 17, 2018, at which time cannabis became a legal substance. The Youth Advisory Board wants to better understand where the public feels cannabis consumption should be allowed. Please give your opinion through our survey (link below).

To act in an advisory capacity to the Committee and Council in matters related to the needs of youth.

The mandate of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is to act in an advisory capacity to the Public Services Committee and City Council in matters related to the needs of youth in the City of Medicine Hat.  To ensure that input is received directly from youth, members of the Youth Advisory Board shall be no younger than 15 years of age and no older than 21 years of age on the date of application.

Youth Advisory Board Functions & Duties
  • Identify issues pertaining to its mandate and to solicit input from the community at large, and develop recommendations;
  • Evaluate existing policies and programs on issues pertaining to its mandate;
  • Act as a liaison between individuals and community groups and organizations in the development of policies, programs, facilities, and long-range planning; and
  • Solicit input, and develop recommendations on relevant policy matters when requested by the Committee, Council, or other standing committees of Council.
  Apply Now

  Apply now to be a member of the Youth Advisory Board. See below for the application.

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Canadian Municipalities Against Racial Discrimination (CMARD)
The Youth Advisory Board of Medicine Hat held a community conversation on the topic of Canadian Municipalities Against Racial Discrimination (CMARD) on Saturday, April 26, 2014. 

Youth Career Websites

Council Representative 

  •  Councillor Kris Samraj

For more information contact:
Shona Dickie
Superintendent of Community Support Services
Community Development Department

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