The purpose of the Premier’s Youth Council is to:
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.
Members of the Premier’s Youth Council should collectively possess the following core competencies:
In addition, the members of the Premier’s Youth Council should demonstrate the following personal attributes:
Members of the Premier’s Youth Council must:
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.
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.
There is no remuneration; however, members are reimbursed for expenses incurred to attend meetings in accordance with established Treasury Board guidelines.
The Premier’s Youth Council is seeking to fill up to 25 positions to represent youth perspectives on select topics. Expressions of interest are encouraged from individuals aged 16-24 who possess the competencies, attributes and qualifications identified in the Council profile above and who can bring diverse perspectives to the table. Consideration will be given to a variety of factors listed in the profile above to ensure the Council is representative of the population it serves.