Ryan1The Peel Children and Youth Initiative Youth Advisory Council, staff and Board of Directors extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to Ryan Tilley, Youth Advisory Council and Board Member, as he moves on from his roles.

Ryan is a founding Youth Advisory Council member and has served for five years. Ryan has made many important contributions to the work supporting youth in Peel. He has played a key advisory role in PCYI’s Voices: A Study of Youth in Peel and Peel’s Kids Participate: A Recreation and After School Strategy. He assisted in facilitating focus groups of his peers to advise on issues that matter to youth in Peel, informing the system-level actions of leaders in the youth serving sector.

Ryan acted as an ambassador for the Play in Peel recreation app, spreading the word as to how youth could more easily access recreation opportunities. He also helped to plan and coordinate the annual Peel Youth Leaders Conference, providing an opportunity for his peers to build their toolkit of leadership skills. Plus, he acted as an important resource in PCYI’s volunteer audit project. Through his work, Ryan has made many presentations as a representative of the Council.

Ryan3Ryan has sat as a youth representative on the PCYI Board of Directors for four years, diligently serving as a full voting member. He regularly provided updates to fellow board members on the work of the Youth Council, as well as feedback from a youth perspective on board initiatives. He attended meetings, retreats and events while managing his school schedule.

Ryan demonstrated great leadership and is well respected by his fellow Council members – current and past. His dedication, commitment and contributions are admired by his peers on the Council, colleagues on the Board and staff. We wish Ryan well as he moves on to future endeavours. All the best, Ryan!

Farewell to PCYI Youth Advisory Council and Board Member, Ryan Tilley