Sky T Losier
Sky has been a Member of the British Columbia Youth Parliament since 2013. Now entering his fifth year with the organization Sky is honoured to have been elected to serve as Premier of the 89th Parliament for his final year. In the past Sky has served as Minister of Camp Phoenix, Leader of the Opposition, Minister of the Islands, and Provincial Secretary. Sky has also attended countless Regional Youth Parliaments over the years, serving in capacities ranging from Deputy Speaker, to Minister of Finance, to Head Chef of the Legislative Assembly.
Sky joined the British Columbia Youth Parliament out of his passion for politics but has stayed with the organization because of the sense of community and friendship he found. Being a member of the British Columbia Youth Parliament has also help Sky expand his passion for democracy and community services. While his primary source of inspiration is from the Members of Youth Parliament who travel from all corners of British Columbia to take part in BCYP’s projects, he also is inspired by the dedication to selfless community service of elected officials like; Linda Reid, Elizabeth May, Arnold Chan, Jack Layton, and Darryl Plecas.
Outside of Youth Parliament, Sky is a fourth-year student at the University of Victoria studying Political Science and Human Dimensions of Climate Change. He also works part-time for various local elected officials focusing on strategic digital communication and stakeholder engagement. During the summer, Sky spends 9 weeks working and volunteering at various summer camps across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In the little free time, Sky has he likes to get outside and explore the magnificent nature British Columbia has to offer.
Callista Ryan is very excited to serve as the Leader of the Opposition for the 89th British Columbia Youth Parliament. She is entering her fourth year of BCYP and has been involved since 2014. In the past, she has served as Minister of New Member Relations and Minister of Regional Youth Parliaments. She has had the opportunity to travel throughout BC to attend Regional Youth Parliaments happening throughout the year as an ambassador and house leader. She is honoured to serve as the Chair the 25th North Shore Youth Parliament this year.
Callista applied for youth parliament as a political geek seeking, well, other political geeks to become friends with. She enjoys meeting people from all over the province and of course, sitting in the BC Legislature. Her favourite part of BCYP is the engaging conversations with Members. She finds that with so many different political views and backgrounds, there is always something to be learned. She is looking forward to an inspirational session filled with engagement and witty banter.
Outside of BCYP, Callista is currently studying International Relations at Western University in London, Ontario. She originally hails from Squamish, BC and misses the mountains dearly. Callista works as a Residence Advisor and also volunteers for Food Support Services. She likes mountain biking, playing team sports, reading, and exploring when she has free time. Politically, Callista is very interested in politics in northern Canada and the roles NGO’s and NPO’s play in creating systemic change.
Sheridan has been an active member of the British Columbia Youth Parliament since her first session in 2014. From there, she joined Cabinet in her first year as Minister of Community Fundraising during the Summer. She later filled such roles as Minister of Sessional Affairs, Deputy Minister of the Islands, Leader of the Opposition and Critic of Camp Phoenix, and most recently as Deputy Speaker and Minister of Finance.
Her passion for community service, youth engagement, and women’s representation in public affairs are some of the core reasons why she has stayed involved in the British Columbia Youth Parliament. For Sheridan, the organization is a valuable platform which gives youth an opportunity to be leaders in their communities.
When Sheridan isn’t volunteering with the British Columbia Youth Parliament, she’s taking a gap year working at Variety – The Children’s Charity, where she is equally committed to helping youth in BC. Sheridan plans to return to the University of Victoria where she will continue pursuing a degree in Sociology.