"I support the DYC because they've been working in our community for years. They know the youth of the City of Pickering and Durham Region." ​​

Kevin Ashe
Regional Councillor, Ward 1
City of Pickering

"The Durham Youth Council demonstrates exceptional political acuity and commitment to highlighting Durham Region issues affecting youth. Most important, Council members strive to develop workable, cost-effective solutions in collaboration with stakeholders across the Region."

Lorne Coe
Member of Provincial Parliament
Riding of Whitby


“The Youth of our communities today are our leaders of tomorrow.  To see members of the Durham Youth Council involving themselves in issues throughout the Region of Durham is wonderful.  They can bring a totally different perspective to the table and we, as elected officials, need to listen to what they have to say. We are very fortunate to have young people interested in the politics of our communities. They are our future.”

Mayor Gerri Lynn O'Connor
Township of Uxbridge

"I have been pleased to support the establishment and work of Durham Youth Council.  I have attended several of their meetings and find that the members of the Youth Council are doing a great job of becoming informed and getting engaged in local matters. Keep up the good work!"

David Pickles
Regional Councillor, Ward 3
City of Pickering