Youth Advisory Council Presents…

Today members of the 2011/2012 Youth Advisory Council presented their recommendations to the Board of Directors at YMCA Calgary.

L to R: Darren Touch, Albert Li, Analu Lobos, and Staff Liaison, Angela Brown

The goal of this year’s council was to make recommendations to YMCA Calgary for the next Strategic Plan for the association.

The group focused on five key outcomes:

  • Healthier Society;
  • Environmental Benefits;
  • Sustainable society;
  • Safer Society; and,
  • Empowered Youth

The final key message was if the youth demographic is highlighted as an important group in the next Strategic Plan the impacts will last for years to come. Therefore, YMCA Calgary will not only have an amazing group of empowered youth, but those youth will go on to impact society as a whole and help fulfill YMCA Calgary’s mission of building healthy communities.

Board of Directors taking in the Council's presentation

For more information on the Youth Advisory Council with YMCA Calgary or to learn how to become involved with the 2012/2013 council, contact Morgan Retzer-Bowman at or 403-537-1723