Prime Minister's Youth Council

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Prime Minister's Youth Council
Conseil jeunesse du premier ministre
Prime Minister's Youth Council - logo.jpg
Agency overview
Formed2016
JurisdictionGovernment of Canada
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario
Minister responsible
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Members[edit]

The first 15 members of the council were announced in September 2016, [4][5]11 members from the second cohort were announced in January 2017,[6] 10 members from the third cohort in June 2018,[7] and 8 members from the fourth cohort in August 2019.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trudeau announces Youth Council to give input on national policy". Toronto Star. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Trudeau announces new youth advisory council". Metro News. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Youth leader wants Inuit on Prime Minister's Youth Council". CBC.ca. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ Singh, Simran (28 September 2016). "These 15 young Canadians have been chosen to advise Prime Minister Trudeau". Daily Hive. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  5. ^ "New members of the Prime Minister's Youth Council". Prime Minister of Canada. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  6. ^ Office, Privy Council. "Biographies of first wave of members - Canada.ca". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  7. ^ "New Members of the Prime Minister's Youth Council". Prime Minister of Canada. 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  8. ^ "Prime Minister welcomes new members to Youth Council". Prime Minister of Canada. 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2019-08-05.

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