Prime Minister's Youth Council
|Conseil jeunesse du premier ministre|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Canada|
The Prime Minister's Youth Council (French: Conseil jeunesse du premier ministre) is an advisory board created by Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in 2016. Up to thirty Canadian youth aged 16 to 24 comprise the non-partisan board. Members advise the prime minister on education, economy, climate change and other issues affecting youth.
Trudeau announced the formation of the council on Twitter on 19 June 2016, after which he fielded questions online. It was the first time he used social media to make a major announcement as prime minister.
Members of the council meet in-person several times per year, but most meetings will be held online. Online meetings may be a hindrance to any Inuit youth on the council, as Internet access is not widespread in Nunavut, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik and other Arctic areas of Canada. Trudeau stated that he will work with organisations to ensure all youth are connected during the initiative.
The first 15 members of the council were announced in September 2016, 11 members from the second cohort were announced in January 2017, 10 members from the third cohort in June 2018, and 8 members from the fourth cohort in August 2019.
- Sara Abdessamie – Fredericton, New Brunswick
- Mustafa Ahmed – Toronto, Ontario
- Hani Al Moulia – Regina, Saskatchewan (originally a refugee from Syria)
- Alex Bouchard – Haines Junction, Yukon
- Rayene Bouzitoun – Montreal, Quebec
- Simone Cavanaugh – Montreal, Quebec
- Joseph Darcel – Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Gregory Francis – Kingsclear First Nation, New Brunswick
- Molly French – Sherwood Park, Alberta
- Lauren Kennedy – Ancaster, Ontario
- Dana Kenny – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
- Francois-Olivier Picard – Québec, Quebec
- Sylvia Pascua Matte – Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
- Neha Rahman – Toronto, Ontario
- Gabe Senecal – Melfort, Saskatchewan
- Rachel Smale – Pond Inlet, Nunavut
- Donovan Taplin – Wabana, Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Aaron Taylor – Debert, Nova Scotia
- Macgregor 'Mac' Tebbutt – Penticton, British Columbia
- Élyse Tremblay-Longchamps – Montreal, Quebec
- Nmesomachukwu Umenwofor-Nweze – Iqaluit, Nunavut (originally from Nigeria)
- Sara Wheale – Breton, Alberta
- Ashley Whiteman – Edmonton, Alberta
- Justin Charles Wong – West Vancouver, British Columbia
- Riley Yesno – Thunder Bay and Eabametoong First Nation, Ontario
- Chris Zhou – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
- Zander Affleck - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
- Habon Ali - Toronto, Ontario
- Jack Campbell - Vancouver, British Columbia
- Ashley Cummings - Yukon; Nunavut
- Tagalik Eccles - Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
- Sagar Grewal - Calgary, Alberta
- Pier-Maude Lanteigne - New Brunswick
- François Lépine-Cossette - Montreal, Quebec
- Kathryn McIntosh - Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Elijah Dietrich - Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Jamuna Bothe - Moncton, New Brunswick
- Alfred Burgesson - Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Sarah Fancy - Nova Scotia
- Erin Knight - Manitoba
- Conor McIsaac - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nancy Mitchell - Toronto, Ontario
- Brooks Roche - Montague, Prince Edward Island
- Sila Rogan - Winnipeg, Manitoba
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- "Prime Minister welcomes new members to Youth Council". Prime Minister of Canada. 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2019-08-05.