Nov. 6, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The deadline for expressions of interest for opportunities to serve on the New Brunswick Advisory Council on Youth has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 27. The council announced in mid-October that qualified candidates were being sought for consideration of appointment to upcoming vacancies for the positions of chair, vice-chair and board member.
"The council wants to ensure that enough time has been given for interested candidates to consider serving," said Ivan Corbett, executive director of the council. "The deadline for the original window of opportunity did not adequately reflect this, so it has been extended."
Appointees will participate in a variety of youth-related events, and provide feedback to the council. They will be involved in board meetings, and be active and keep current on youth issues and council-related work between meetings.
Outgoing member Carrie Culligan said that council members will have a rewarding experience that will benefit them for many years.
"Friendships, networking opportunities and, most importantly, an increased awareness and understanding of youth issues and the workings of government are all positive benefits," Culligan said. "Members have the satisfaction of knowing that they are providing a voice for youth to the government and people of New Brunswick."
The council consists of 13 members, and is the provincial body representative of youth. It voices the interests, needs, concerns and perspectives of young people aged 15- 24, and presents recommendations to government and the public.
Expressions of interest for all positions must include a cover letter and resume, with details of education, volunteer/board/committee experience, work experience, and contact information (telephone number, mailing address and e-mail address). They may be submitted by e-mail at: Nominations.NBACY-CCJNB@gnb.ca; by regular mail at: New Brunswick Advisory Council on Youth, P.O. Box 6000, 130-77 Westmorland St., Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1; or by fax at 506-444-4413.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ivan Corbett, executive director, New Brunswick Advisory Council on Youth, 506-453-3271, or toll-free, 888-830-5588.