THE BISHOP'S FORUM
A Civic Leadership Institute for English-Speaking Youth
Holly was born and raised in the Outaouais region, residing in Shawville, Quebec, a town of a little over 1,600 people. She stepped away from the region to complete a Business Administration DEC at John Abbott College and most recently a Bachelor’s of Business Administration at Bishop’s University. Holly has since returned to her hometown where she works for a non-profit organization.
Holly continues to get involved within her community as a volunteer for the Shawville Fair – a 5-day agricultural based event that draws thousands of visitors to the area each Labour Day weekend. As a past Shawville Fair Ambassador (2013), she continues to be involved in the Shawville Fair Ambassador program as a committee member. Holly has gotten involved with Youth for Youth Quebec and continues to be involved with Alpha Phi as an advisor to the McGill University chapter.
This year, Holly was recognized by the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions’ Top 10 under 40 Program, highlighting 10 volunteers in the fair industry. She was acknowledged for her volunteer involvement with the Pontiac Agricultural Society.
Holly is thrilled to work with other Youth Advisory Committee members and cannot wait to see what the third edition of the Bishop’s Forum has in store.
My Forum Experience
I truly enjoyed my Bishop’s Forum experience in 2018. Not only was it nice to return to Bishop’s University for the week, but it was the perfect way to connect with other English-speaking Quebecers. During the busy week, we were able to hear from a variety of speakers, network with other participants, and complete a mock Parliamentary Commission that gave us the opportunity to work with a team. The team that I worked with focused on youth engagement and opportunities, which led us to some interesting discussions – opening our eyes to issues that youth face throughout the province and having the opportunity to work together to propose recommendations of how to improve these situations.
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