Youth Advisory Committee
Are you a young person who loves to bike and wants to work with other passionate young people to get more people cycling more often? HUB Cycling's Youth Advisory Committee is a youth-led group focused on getting more youth—high-school and university-aged people—to get on their bikes.
Join our Discord server to learn about what we're working on! All are welcome!
If you would like to join the group, introduce yourself in the discord channel or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little bit about yourself!
The Youth Advisory Committee meets virtually on Discord and Zoom. Join the discord server to get updates, and email email@example.com to be formally added to the membership list.
The Youth Advisory Committee meets twice a month, approximately every two weeks
Public monthly meeting: Thursday in the last two weeks of the month
Monthly executive meeting: TBD
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online, via Discord or Zoom.
HUB Cycling’s Youth Advisory Group is a platform for youth to collaborate on initiatives to engage their communities and get more youth cycling more often.
We are currently recruiting executive members of the team, including a secretary, treasurer, graphic designer, and other roles. Executive members are required to attend one executive meeting a month, and spend about 3-5 hours on committee-related tasks per month outside of meetings. The roles have a one year term, lining up with the September to August school year.
Secretary / Notetaker
If you are organized, quick on the keyboard, and are passionate about getting more people cycling more often in your community, then this position is for you! You’ll be supported along the way by HUB Cycling staff who can provide resources and other support.
- Taking notes during meetings
- Ensure that action items are recorded, including due dates and who will take action
- Ensuring that new attendees have provided their contact information to be added to email lists
Treasurer / Grant-seeker
Enjoy keeping close track of the finances? Then this position is for you! The person who will thrive in this position will ideally have some prior grant writing experience and will be adept at keeping our finances on track.
- Keeping track of committee spending, ensuring that it doesn't exceed the budget
- Actively seeking out grants and funding opportunities
- Submitting receipts to HUB for reimbursement
Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your portfolio and gain experience directing a social media account? Then you’ve come to the right place! The person who will thrive in this role will ideally have some foundational graphic design skills or a strong determination to learn as they go.
If you have a portfolio you’d like to share with us, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Graphic Designer Application Portfolio: Full Name”
- Working closely with our communications coordinator to create engaging and attractive graphics
Youth Cycling Habits Survey
To understand how to get more youth cycling, we need to understand the current travel patterns, motivations, and barriers to getting youth cycling.
One way that we are striving to get youth voices heard is by compiling information on youth cycling habits to better understand specific priorities for our advocacy work. We have put together a survey for anyone above the age of 14, to understand youth cycling habits, with separate versions for youth (aged 14-24), parents of youth, or post-youth (people who used to be youth).
Nic Huige - Chair
Hello! My name is Nic, and I am the chair of the Youth Advisory Committee. I recently completed my Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography with a Minor in Urban Studies at the University of British Columbia, and I have aspirations to become a city planner in the future. I care about the work that HUB accomplishes because through my studies (in combination with my own experience as a cyclist) I've learnt how beneficial cycling can be for people who ride and the cities they ride in! Furthermore, I have witnessed how youth have been left out of wider planning discussions, and believe that this is an oversight if we are to strive to build a city that works for everyone. Therefore, it is my belief that the work of the Youth Advisory Committee is integral to building a fair and equitable cycling network and overall city.
In my spare time, I look forward to enjoying nature by going on hikes, reading a good book, or baking a tasty treat. I hope to see you in a bike lane sometime soon! :)
Kylie Seto - Communications Coordinator
Photo and bio coming :)
Sasha Makarevski - Events Coordinator
Photo and bio coming :)