Youth Employment Worker

 
Luke Guilbault

Luke Guilbault

Culture is Alive, Youth Employment Worker

Luke Guilbault is from both the Gitxsan and Tsimshian Nations.

His passion has always been ensuring youth voices are heard within their communities. Supporting youth is close to Luke’s heart due to his own lived experience and the challenges he has personally faced.

Luke volunteered with the Surrey Leadership Youth Council for many years, advocating for youth engagement, organizing, and facilitating workshops, forums, and events. He advocated for youth engagement within the City of Surrey at the 2012 UBC Planning Symposium. Luke took part in the very first Youth on Water program in Northern BC; a program that trains youth to be white water rafting guides, swift water rescue technicians, and stewards of the rivers.

Luke takes great pride in serving the community, and hopes to help uplift the youth in making sure their needs are met and their voices are heard.

The Youth Employment worker connects youth with each other, social supports, positive experiences and learning and employment opportunities in our community.

The program is designed specifically to support our local youth during a vulnerable stage of their lives to become self-reliant and self-sufficient. The program will provide a point of connection for youth to take their first positive steps towards meaningful training and employment opportunities in the community.