Gravenhurst Youth Council

The Gravenhurst Youth Council is a community Subcommittee of Council that provides information on subjects that affect the youth of the town. All meetings are open to the public.


Please fill out the attached Application Form for The Gravenhurst Youth Council Membership. If you are over the age of 18, a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check is required for appointment and must be attached to application. Applications should be delivered to Gravenhurst Town Office, 3-5 Pineridge Gate, P1P 1Z3.

If required by the police authority, a letter is available that includes a description of the Youth Council in order to process a Vulnerable Sector Check request.

Learn more about this Committee by selecting a topic below.

Mandate, Vision & Primary Role

Mandate: is to provide a positive advocacy committee of Gravenhurst youth to advise Council on issues impacting the youth of the municipality including special events and community programs, leadership, culture of the municipality, issues, challenges and needs.

Vision: to provide leadership opportunities, access to local government and encourage connections with applicable youth stakeholders groups. 

Primary Role: be responsible for advising Council on matters impacting the youth of the community including but not limited to, community and special events, connections with stakeholders, needs, challenges and / or issues.  Advocating for a platform for their fellow youth within the community on advocacy issues within the jurisdiction of the municipality (both upper and lower tier).

All Boards and Subcommittees of the municipality are governed by the same legislation:

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference outlines the purpose, structure, operating rules, and define the various roles of membership within a Subcommittee.

The Terms are jointly developed and approved by Council, and can change as the nature of the work of Council evolves.

View the Gravenhurst Youth Council Terms of Reference


Committee membership is made up of local community stakeholder liaisons, youth citizen members, affiliate members, Council members and staff liaison:

  • Paul Kelly, Mayor
  • Steven Klinck, Council Representative
  • Shawna Patterson, Manager of Recreation Services (Staff Liaison)

Complete list of members coming this fall!

Schedules, Agendas & Minutes

View this Committee's Annual Schedule of Meetings.

Agendas and Minutes for this Committee's meetings can be viewed within our Council Calendar when posted.

If you wish to speak at a meeting, visit our Information and Special Request page.

For more information on Schedules, Agendas and Minutes, please contact the Deputy Clerk/Committee Coordinator.

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