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The Prime Minister's Youth Council

Hey there Duke of Ed peeps! Are you a passionate individual bursting with great ideas that you think will help make our country a better place, but you aren’t too sure what to do with them? Well, do we have an exciting opportunity for you! The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Minister of Youth, has launched the very first Prime Minister’s Youth Council. Approximately 30 youth from all across Canada will meet directly with the Prime Minister to provide non-partisan (non-biased) advice on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate and clean growth, and many others.

With 30 spots up for grabs, we would love to see some Duke of Ed participants on the council. During a term of 2 years, there will be approximately 4 meetings a year, with a time commitment of 10 hours per month.  Submissions for applications officially opens tomorrow, July 22, 2016. Here is a quick run-down of the facts for those interested.

WHO

Youth aged 16 – 24 who are looking to make a difference and have their voice heard. If you are active in your community, or looking for a way to get engaged, now is your chance!

WHAT

The first ever Prime Minister’s Youth Council. As a Council member, you will meet both online and offline several times a year to discuss issues that matter to you, your community and your country. Council members will interact with each other outside of meetings to discuss ideas and upcoming activities and will engage with their communities.

WHERE

Sign up on the government’s website at canada.ca/youth. It only takes 30 minutes to apply for what could be a life changing experience!

WHEN

You have until August 12 to join the first wave of Youth Council members who will meet with the Prime Minister in early October 2016.

You have until October 7 to join the second wave of members who will meet with the inaugural members and the Prime Minister in 2017. 

WHY

Because YOU are the future of Canada. Aren’t you tired of adults having all the say when it comes to important Canadian issues?

HOW

Go here for more information, and for FAQ.