On July 19, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, launched the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. I encourage all youth in Saint Boniface – Saint Vital to apply for this fantastic opportunity to have a say in our country’s future!
Canadians, aged 16 to 24, are invited to apply to be a member of the Youth Council and provide the Prime Minister with non-partisan advice on national issues such as:
- Access to education
- Building stronger communities
- Climate change
- Clean growth
- And many other important issues
What does being a Youth Council member involve?
If you are one of the 30 candidates selected to be part of the PM’s Youth Council, here is what you can expect:
- A mandate of up to two years
- Meetings both online and offline several times a year with fellow participants
- Meetings with the Prime Minister up to four times a year (the first meeting will be in October 2016)
- Compensation for your time while conducting Youth Council business
Applications for the first wave of 15 council members are only accepted online only from Friday, July 22, 2016 until Friday, August 12, 2016. You will be asked to provide information on yourself, your community involvement and your ideas for Canadian youth.
Applications for the second wave of 15 council members, who will join the inaugural 15 members and meet the Prime Minister in 2017, will be accepted online from July 22, 2016 to October 7, 2016.
You can consult the PM Youth Council information page for more details on the process.
Want to participate outside of the Youth Council?
If you are between the ages of 16 and 24 but do not wish to apply for the Youth Council, you can still participate in the discussions! The application form allows you to submit your information to a database that will be shared with other federal departments for possible youth engagement opportunities.