Youth Perspective Consultation
The Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs is often sought out by the City of Airdrie and various community organizations to receive a youth perspective on various issues, programs and services prior to their implementation. The Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs are happy to provide this service to any who require it and aligns with the groups primary goals of acting as a voice for the youth of Airdrie.
Vaping & Mental Health Awareness Campaign
and Smoking Bylaw Amendment
The Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs has recently undertaken an initiative close to our hearts and one that is rather polarizing within the youth community. The Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs intends to raise awareness around the short and long term health ramifications of vaping with an ultimate goal of amending bylaws and reducing the stigma around mental health and illness such that people are more readily able to seek the help they require. The ABYA has recently celebrated council's decision to amend and pass Bylaw No. B-12/2020, being a bylaw to amend Smoking Bylaw No. B-44/2004.
The board continues to work on the vaping campaign with the hopes of creating and implementing a preventative teaching tool for middle school aged youth.
Mayor for a Day Initiative
As an ongoing project, the Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs is always happy to take part in the process of selecting the top three grade six students each year to compete to be Mayor for a day. As the primary selection and vetting committee, the Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs is lucky enough to see the abundance of ideas that the youth in this community possess and we are always excited to sit down with Airdrie City Council in the final stages of the selection process.
Throughout the school year, the Airdrie Board of Youth Affairs and its members often volunteer at different events. You can often find our members at events such as the Airdrie Festival of Lights, AirdrieFEST and the Homecoming Festival.