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Mission Statement

A dynamic youth driven organization, FINALY! empowers youth to be active participants in decision making and implementation. Our involvement in social and economic issues provides an opportunity for youth to build a viable future in Newfoundland and Labrador

   

 STRUCTURE

  Provincial Youth Council

  Advisory Committee

  Staff

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE a dynamic youth driven organization that empowers youth to be active participants in decision making and implementation.  Our involvement in social and economic issues provides an opportunity for youth to build a viable future in Newfoundland and Labrador

WE ARE a provincial youth council of 13 with 3 democratically elected representatives from each of the four regions: Labrador, Western, Central and Eastern, plus a past chairperson

WE ARE over 800 members aged between 15-30 

WE ARE a staff of 2 full time positions, with an additional 4-8 contracted employees

WHERE WE ARE

From Makkovik to Seal Cove, our members represent communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

Our staff have worked in every region, with offices in Port Hope Simpson, Parsons Pond, Labrador City, Grand Falls-Windsor, Clarenville, and St. John’s

WHAT WE DO

WE ENCOURAGE SUCCESS for youth through workshops that focus on skill development and idea generation

WE PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES for youth both in their local economic zone and throughout the province

WE CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS by youth through the annual Provincial Youth of the Year Awards Program

WE COORDINATE PROJECTS such as provincial and national conferences focusing on youth and community development

WE DISTRIBUTE INFORMATION to youth throughout the province

WE HELP ESTABLISH and maintain zonal youth councils, in partnership with Regional Economic Development Boards

WHY WE DO IT

TO REPRESENT youth in the  province

TO ENCOURAGE and COORDINATE youth involvement in the Regional Economic Development Process

TO PROVIDE information through a support network for and concerning youth

TO PROMOTE the achievements of youth in helping create a prosperous future in Newfoundland and Labrador

TO DEVELOP pride in our heritage and culture in Newfoundland and Labrador

HOW WE DO IT

FINALY! is supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Service Canada, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well many valued community partners in the private and voluntary sectors

FINALY! works in conjunction with Regional Economic Development Boards and local partners to help establish and maintain zonal youth councils

DEFINING MOMENTS

2006 FINALY! has Youth Development officers in Clarenville, Grand Falls-Windsor, Parson's Pond and Labrador City
2005 FINALY! hosts Youth LEAP (Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Partners) in Gander
2005 FINALY! holds Annual General Meeting in Harbour Breton in August
2005 FINALY! launches the Wildcraft Project in Happy Valley Goose Bay
2004 FINALY! launches the Business Retention and Expansion Project, with Andrea Bartlett as project coordinator.
2003 FINALY! holds its third annual Youth of the Year Awards in partnership with Memorial University, the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and North Atlantic Refining.
2003 FINALY! Provincial Face to Face and Annual General Meeting, Twin Ponds.
2003 FINALY! receives its first ever corporate sponsorship from North Atlantic Refining.
2002 FINALY! holds its second annual Youth of the Year Awards in partnership with Memorial University and the Department of Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education.
2002 FINALY! Provincial Face to Face and Annual General Meeting, Lavrock.
2001 FINALY! holds its first annual Youth of the Year Awards in partnership with Memorial University and the Department of Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education.
2001 FINALY! Provincial Face to Face and Annual General Meeting, Silver Birches.
2001 All regions covered! FINALY! finally has a Regional Coordinator in all four regions, an Executive Director and an Administrative Assistant. The opening of the Grand Falls-Windsor office completed the complement of four regional offices.
2000 FINALY! Provincial Face to Face and Annual General Meeting, Killdevil.
2000 With funding from Agriculture and Agrifoods Canada FINALY! coordinated "Excursion 2000," an exchange between young people from Labrador and the island portion of the province.
2000 Staff grew to include two additional Regional Coordinators, with offices located in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Rocky Harbour and St. John's.
1999  FINALY! became an incorporated body.
1999 "Catch a Wave" replaces the old version of "Youth High Tide" and the membership process becomes official.
1999 Staff grew to a Regional Coordinator and an Executive Director.
1998 FINALY! Provincial Face to Face and Annual General Meeting, Killdevil.
1998 First staff person hired ... part time then full time.
1998 Initial funding through the Comprehensive Economic Development Agreement.
1997 FINALY! Provincial Face to Face and Annual General Meeting, Lavrock.
1997 First Provincial Face to Face and Annual General Meeting. The FINALY! structure was decided and the first Provincial Youth Council (PYC) was elected.
1996 The name "FINALY! Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador's Youth" was decided.
1996 First Youth Council formed in zone 16.
1995  Funding through Strategic Regional Diversification Agreement (SRDA) for Video Vignettes, "Youth High Tide" newsletter, Community Television events, and Youth Forums in every zone.
1995 "Community Matters" document released. Regional Economic Development Boards are established.
 
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