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Premier's Youth Council

Department

Communications and Public Engagement

Authority

At the direction of Cabinet

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

The purpose of the Premier’s Youth Council is to:

  • Provide advice to the Premier and Provincial Government, bringing a youth perspective to select topics important to youth and government’s agenda.

Structure:

The committee consists of members between the ages of 16 and 24 at the time of appointment, balanced for gender, regional and other considerations such as disability, LBGTQ+ and racial minority communities, etc. Efforts will be made to ensure the Premier’s Youth Council is inclusive and representative of the communities served within the province.

Competency Profile:

Members of the Premier’s Youth Council should collectively possess the following core competencies:

  • Creative problem solving
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Commitment to community
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently

In addition, the members of the Premier’s Youth Council should demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of responsibilities to the public
  • Ability to listen and consider diverse perspectives on issues
  • Self-discipline and high work ethic
  • Compassion and commitment to helping others

Qualifications:

Members of the Premier’s Youth Council must:

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 24 at the time of appointment
  • Normally reside in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for nine months of the year while serving on the Council.

Time Commitments:

Members of the Premier’s Youth Council will meet twice a year to fulfill their mandate; once in person (1-2 days); and once via video- and/or teleconference.

In addition to these meetings, government may identify a need to consult the Premier’s Youth Council from time to time and convene additional meetings or smaller focus groups to collect input on a particular program or policy.

Term:

Members will serve one-year terms, with the opportunity for reappointment for an additional year. In order to ensure continuity of the Council’s work, two co-chairs will be appointed for two-year terms.

Additional Information:

There is no remuneration; however, members are reimbursed for expenses incurred to attend meetings in accordance with established Treasury Board guidelines.

Current Members:
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