In order to build a positive future for Christchurch, the views of children and young people need to be heard. They will inherit the city, and share the benefits or consequences of decisions made today.
Climate change, natural hazards and environmental issues are all long term challenges which our young people will face throughout their lives. Given the intergenerational nature of these issues, young people need to be involved in the decision making process. Young people have shown creative leadership post-quake and made positive contributions to the community through the Student Volunteer Army (external link)and other initiatives. Involving young people in civic matters will provide valuable insights now, and help develop active citizens for the future.
Children and young people are specifically targeted during community engagement on issues which affect them
The views of young people are valued and contribute to decisions on long term challenges facing the city (e.g. climate change, natural hazards, environmental, red zone etc.)
We are actively seeking the views of children and young people on issues which affect them.
Get involved in your community. Get involved with the Christchurch Youth Council(external link) (Rūnaka Taiohi o Ōtautahi). Make submissions on the Long Term Plan and Annual Plan(external link). Let your Community Board(external link) know about the issues you care about. Take advantage of opportunities to give your views on regeneration planning and the future of the city.
Measures are under development.