The Prime Minister’s Youth Council
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.
Trudeau announces Youth Council to give input on national policy
Justin Trudeau is asking youths ages 16 to 24 to help shape the future of Canadian policy.
The non-partisan council, Trudeau’s own initiative, will provide input on national issues such as employment, education and climate change. The council will meet with the prime minister in person in October, and again in 2017.
Online applications begin Friday, and close on August 12. Trudeau said members will be selected for their community involvement and leadership experience, amongst other criteria. Members can serve up to a two-year term, and can expect to spend about 10-20 hours a month on council-related activities, according to a government website.
2016 Federal Budget
Chapter 1 > Prime Minister’s Youth Council
To ensure the Government does a better job of understanding and addressing the needs of Canada’s youth, over the course of the next year, the Government will develop and establish a Prime Minister’s Youth Advisory Council, consisting of young Canadians aged 16-24 from diverse communities and from all regions of Canada. The Council will provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister on key issues such as employment and education, building stronger communities as well as climate change and clean growth.