Haldimand County seeking local youth, seniors to join advisory committees

Haldimand County is continuing to recruit members for its new youth and seniors advisory committees. These committees will advise Council about issues and policies that impact the quality of life for these groups.

The Youth Advisory Committee is looking for members from ages 16 to 24 years from across the county, while the Seniors Advisory Committee welcomes interested residents 60 years and older.

Both committees will have ten members and will work with staff to establish a vision and work plan with action steps, timelines and outcomes for each term of Council.

Youth committee members will act as representatives for the county’s youngest residents, advising on ways to enrich and enhance their health and quality of life.

Seniors committee participants will share information about issues impacting seniors while developing recommendations and action plans to build supports for older adults.

Both committees offer opportunities to make new connections, gain knowledge and skills and make a meaningful contribution to Haldimand County.

“This is the time to get involved if you have a desire to influence positive change and help shape policies and programs that meet the evolving needs of our youth and seniors,” said Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt.

Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2021. For more information about the committees, application process, terms of reference or the expectations of members, visit www.haldimandcounty.ca/community-partnerships or contact Andrea Moodie at 905-318-5932 ext. 6119.