Application Deadline: August 12th 2016
The Council will advise the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean growth. The Council will meet multiple times a year.
If you are aged 16 to 24, now is your chance to apply to become one of the Youth Council members.
You have from July 22 until August 12 to join the first wave of Youth Council members who will meet with the Prime Minister in early October 2016.
You have from July 22 until October 7 to join the second wave of members who will meet with the inaugural members and the Prime Minister in 2017.
The Council will select up to 30 youth, aged from 16 to 24, who will provide advice to the Prime Minister on youth issues. These members will come from diverse communities from all regions of Canada. They will bring a range of knowledge and experience to the table.
First, you need to be between the ages of 16 to 24 at the time that you apply. Second, you will have to fill out the online application form.
You have from July 22 until August 12 (23:59 PT), 2016 to apply to be part of the first wave of Youth Council members who will meet with the Prime Minister in early October 2016.
You have from July 22 until October 7 (23:59 PT), 2016 to apply to be part of the second wave of Youth Council members who will join the inaugural members to meet with the Prime Minister in 2017.
We will then review the applications and contact those of you selected to proceed to the interview stage.
If you submit your application after October 7, 2016, it will be considered for the next Youth Council recruitment campaign set to start in 2017-2018. Please note that for any future Youth Council intakes, to be considered eligible, you will need to be no older than 24 at the time that the selection closes.
What is expected of the Youth Council members?
As a Council member, you will meet both online and offline several times a year to discuss issues that matter to you, your community and your country. Council members will interact with each other outside of meetings to discuss ideas and upcoming activities and will engage with their communities.
How will I be notified if I am selected for the Youth Council?
Those chosen will be contacted once the selection process is completed.
How long will members sit on the Youth Council?
Youth members will sit on the Council for a mandate of up to two years.
- Council members will meet multiple times per year. In addition, there will be virtual meetings and planning activities leading up to and following council meetings.
- On average, Council members can anticipate spending up to 10 to 20 hours per month on Council related activities.
- Members will be compensated for their time while conducting Youth Council business.
- Your accommodation and travel costs will also be covered when you attend meetings outside your home community.
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