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Premier's Youth Council


Communications and Public Engagement


At the direction of Cabinet


No Remuneration


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.


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, LBGTQ2SI 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


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 regularly to fulfill their mandate; including once in person (1-2 days); and approximately eight times per year via video and/or teleconference. Regular teleconferences are expected to be held monthly during the fall, winter and spring months.

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.

Vacancy Profile:

The Premier’s Youth Council is seeking to fill up to twenty-one 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.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Ball, ErinMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Barnes, Billy WesleyMemberMinisterial2018-10-152019-10-16
Barry, ShaelynnMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Bellows, McAuleyMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Carter, LaurenMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Chaulk, KaylieMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Farrell, RileyMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Hillier, NicholasMemberMinisterial2018-10-152019-10-16
Leonard, FrancesMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Lundrigan, Melanie RoseMemberMinisterial2018-10-152019-10-16
Mackey, Raylene Co-ChairMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Moriarity, HaleyMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Murdoch, MarkCo-ChairMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Murphy, AdamMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Newhook, BennettMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Noseworthy, HaileyMemberMinisterial2018-10-152019-10-16
Pearson, PatrickMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Peckford, LauraMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Perry, OliviaMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Stark, DanielMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Verma, RadhikaMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Wells, KatieMemberMinisterial2018-10-152019-10-16
White, WilliamMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01
Winsor, SaraMemberMinisterial2017-09-012019-09-01

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