Join a group of peers to develop leadership skills and create space for youth to get involved.

Surrey's Leadership Youth Council (SLYC) is a group of youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years who help youth speak up and have their voices heard with support from the City of Surrey.

SLYC hosts the annual Youth Speak Up forum in October, and is currently working on an online event about Youth Leadership.

Youth Speak Up Forum

Friday, October 21 8:30am-3:30pm at City Hall

Do you have a voice that you want heard? Are you interested in being involved and improving your community?

If you're age 13-18 or in grade 8-12, join us at City Hall for a day of workshops and activities to discuss community topics that are important to you and your community.

We hope to amplify your voice and advocate for recommendations made at the forum.

You will receive volunteer hours for participating. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

Workshop Topics

  • Transportation - Putting Safety First: Building A Better Bike Network
  • Youth Truth: A youth dialogue on difficult topics
  • Youth Relationship with Law Enforcement 
  • City Hall Tour: Join a guided tour of City Hall and Council Chambers



Life After High School

SLYC worked on a community action project and created a video exploring the transition to life after high school, with support from Equitas - an international organization focused on advancing equality, social justice and respect for human dignity.



Do you have thoughts, opinions and ideas about your community? Your first step to become a SLYC member is to sign up as a City of Surrey volunteer. Volunteer applications are accepted in March, August and December.

Subscribe to Surrey Youth News & Updates to receive notice of when the application is available.

SLYC meets on Mondays at 4pm on Microsoft Teams.

Youth Volunteering Opportunities

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Thank you




For more information, contact and check for updates on the Surrey Youth Resources page. Subscribe below to receive a monthly email about Surrey Youth News and Events.