May 14, 2016
Combine your talent with others
of Youth for Community Engagement (VOYCE) is a voluntary group of youth and
young adults age 12-24 that meets weekly to engage in projects that are both
meaningful for the youth and the community of Chilliwack.
This group is supported by the
Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee, the Youth Matters
Subcommittee, Chilliwack Society for Community Living, and the City
of Chilliwack. Members of these committees and organizations bring
project ideas from their agencies to the Youth-Adult Partnership.
Coordinator (Briann Gillies), who then brings these opportunities to
the youth. Youth are also encouraged to come up with their own
projects to carry out within the community. The vision of VOYCE is
to create a society where youth and young adults are given
opportunities to reach their full potential and be valued as
The mission of VOYCE is to create a dialogue in the community of
Chilliwack around youth strengths, abilities, needs, and wants, in
hopes to guide adults and society toward enlightenment about youth
situations and the equalization of youth voice.
its founding in 2015, VOYCE has engaged in a number of projects for
the benefit of the community, including the East Fraser Regional
Child and Youth Committee Youth Engagement Conference. Through its
work, the group has found that a focus group model, in which youth
split into specific groups that work on different projects of
interest to them, is often effective. As a result, VOYCE is able to
undertake several projects at one time. This model also allows for
VOYCE to connect with other demographics of youth and to work within
subgroups on specific projects. If you have a project that you would
like to have certain demographics of youth involved in, VOYCE has
the ability to facilitate such projects.
Briann will be the main contact for the group. If you have any
questions, have a project that you would like youth to be involved
in, or have youth who may be interested in participating please feel
free to call or email
She is able to come meet with you and your youth prior to them
coming out to a meeting to answer questions and discuss the group.
Youth can also find us on Facebook @ Chilliwack VOYCE.
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