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Transcript: New Brunswick Federal Youth Network

Video: New Brunswick Federal Youth Network

Christine MacPherson
Program Consultant, Program Delivery, Atlantic Region

The New Brunswick Federal Youth Network is a network comprised of members from different departments here in New Brunswick. It kind of gives people, new public servants or youth in the public service, an avenue to get themselves known and have a voice.

The Amazing Wellness Race is actually organized by the New Brunswick Federal Youth Network along with other youth networks in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. It happened during national public service week and it was just a great success. Now it’s nationally known as a good, great event, and we’re trying to kind of bring that, give them the tools to have their own Amazing Wellness Race across Canada. It was people, it was different, it was bringing people out, teamwork, it really had people networking within departments and just…people like to get out and get their hearts pumping.

The New Brunswick Federal Youth Network is there to provide opportunities and activities for people to network and to build their career. On a personal level, my experience with the New Brunswick Federal Youth Network led me to get an assignment opportunity in another department, with a program that I couldn’t gather the experience, that I couldn’t get in my home department. So I was lucky enough to have a manager contact the New Brunswick Federal Youth Network looking for someone with specific experience, and the youth network provided my name, and here I am now, on assignment, getting experience that I couldn’t get in my home department.