2021-04-29

NAYC Reacts to Budget 2021

The Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council (NAYC) was able to meet with MP Tony Van Bynen for a pre-budget consultation where we were able to collectively voice our concerns through discussions and surveys.

We were super excited to see so many of our recommendations regarding child-care, student debt and skills development, housing, equality, and the environment reflected in the 2021 budget.

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2021-02-23

Get to know: Environment and Climate Change Working Group

The Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council (NAYC) has divided into working groups to better expand our understanding of key policy issues affecting youth across Canada. The Environment and Climate Change working group is a small but mighty team and we are super excited to announce our major project this year will be to design and implement a Newmarket-Aurora Youth Council Green Award.  …

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2021-02-05

Arts and Entertainment in the Face of COVID-19

Newmarket and Aurora are home to a wide variety of talented musicians, artists, and entertainers. Anyone who has ever attended the Newmarket Jazz festival, ventured into one of the many pubs on historic Main Street to listen to local bands, or has ever attended a theatrical performance at one of the many theatre venues in our community knows this to …

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2021-01-31

Tips on protecting your mental health during the pandemic

Written by the Newmarket—Aurora Youth Council’s Health and Mental Health Working Group

We recognize that the past few months may have been hard for many people, so we wanted to curate a list of tips for online work and school that may help you reduce stress, feel happier, and optimize your daily online routine.

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2021-01-31

Get to know: Supporting Local Working Group

Written by the Newmarket—Aurora Youth Council’s Supporting Local Working Group

The Supporting Local group recognizes the significance and value that small businesses everywhere bring to their community. Our goal is to aid small businesses in the Newmarket and Aurora area during the challenging time of the COVID 19 pandemic so they can continue to make our neighbourhoods special and vibrant.

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