Youth on Board connects students and community organizations

Young Island residents can gain valuable experience volunteering with not-for-profit organizations.

The Youth-on-Board project has been renewed for a second year and aims to connect 40 high school students with opportunities to get involved in local governments and rural community organizations across the province.

“We were excited to participate in the Youth on Board Program, as it allowed us a meaningful way to connect with youth in our community. Our youth board members offered valuable insight, and an important perspective for our entire organization,” said Haley Zavo, executive director with the Kings Playhouse.

“Young people have important and unique perspectives. Connecting them with local governments and community organizations is a win-win situation. Students gain valuable life skills and board experience in their area of interest, and local boards can benefit from new, younger perspectives that can help shape the future of their organization,” said Minister of Fisheries and Communities Jamie Fox.

Rural municipal governments and community organizations interested in mentoring Island youth through this program can contact their local Community Development Officer.

Online applications will be accepted until September 27, 2022.

Media contact:    
Vicki Tse
Fisheries and Communities


Community Development Officers:
West Prince - Ellen Rennie - 902-853-0104
East Prince/Central Queens -  Kellie Mulligan - 902-887-3975
Evangeline - Giselle Bernard (bilingual) - 902-854-3680
Southern Kings/Queens- Sonia Dixon - 902-838-0618
Eastern Kings - Chris Blaisdell - 902-208-0032


General Inquiries

Department of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture
Shaw Building
95-105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
North 3rd Floor

Telephone: 902-368-5956