Ellyn Davidson: Youth Champion

Ellyn Davidson: Youth Champion

Apr 05th, 2013 related to City of Victoria Youth Council (2010 - 2018)
Ellyn found her love for the outdoors and environment at an early age, after spending countless summers boating and camping at parks near and around her home town of Nanaimo BC.  


She continued pursuing her interest in the environment at the University of Victoria where she completed a BSc in Biology and Psychology in 2011. While at UVic, Ellyn honed her leadership and engagement skills both as a Resident Advisor and as the president of the Yoga Club. 


In her position as the Post-Secondary Education Coordinator at Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), she strives to give post-secondary students opportunities to be successful in the field of ocean science.


Ellyn likes working with youth and the public to increase their ocean literacy. She has also taken an active role in the Cityof Victoria Youth Council (CVYC) as a member of the Ministry of Environment and of the Media team (follow the CVYC on Twitter at @VicYouthCouncil).


Recently, Ellyn became the Victoria regional coordinator for the Get Outside BC project. Get Outside BC is a project administered by BCHC that aims to get youth outside through youth led projects. Through the program youth learn a variety of skills including leadership skills, media training, event planning and then get the chance to organize outdoor events of their choosing. 


The regional coordinators act as resources and help the youth develop successful projects. Get Outside BC is facilitated by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society of BC (CPAWS-BC) and is supported by many other organizations like BC ParksMountain Equipment Co-op and the Child & Nature Alliance. Ellyn is excited to be a part of Get Outside BC in her supporting role as she feels that the position will let her skill set and passion for youth engagement and the environment shine.
In her spare time you can find Ellyn playing the ukulele, practicing Yoga and writing reviews for concertaddicts.ca.
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