Youth Futures Council
Recognizing that young Islanders want to be engaged and involved in decisions that affect them, the Youth Futures Council is a province-wide youth advisory body that will work to help focus policy and programs in a manner that best services the interests of young Islanders.
What is the function of the Youth Futures Council?
The Youth Futures Council will advise the Provincial government on ways to enhance programs, policies, strategies and resources for youth.
Functions of the Youth Futures Council will include:
- Providing input and advice on issues relating and affecting young Islanders
- Advising the Premier and Ministers on how to enhance existing youth-oriented programs, policies, strategies and resources
- Leading community engagement activities to infuse a broad range of youth voices into government decision-making
- Working closely with the Interdepartmental Youth Liaison Committee to address matters of interest and concerns of young Islanders
- Acting as a sounding board for departments during preliminary policy development
- Engaging youth in current and developing government processes, frameworks, and consultations; and
- Assisting in youth retention strategies.
How many people are on the Youth Futures Council?
Members will need to be able to work collaboratively with one another and be prepared to seek out input from their peers in order to provide wider input in selected areas.
What are the nomination requirements?
Members were selected based on the following criteria: individuals between the ages of 16 and 29 years; and a representation of diversity within the applications received, including geographical locations; gender; sexual orientations; socioeconomic backgrounds; ethnic backgrounds; education levels; various stages of life; and levels of work experience; and demonstration of a level of passion for creating better opportunities for young Islanders.
Will I get paid?
Members serve on a volunteer basis without remuneration, but are reimbursed for expenses incurred in serving on the Council.
What is the time commitment of the Youth Futures Council?
Membership terms will be two year terms with half the inaugural members appointed for a one year term to ensure only half the members turn over in any given year. At a minimum, members are expected to participate in four meetings a year. Additional time will be required to participate in various engagement activities; members should be prepared to volunteer an estimated 30 hours a year.
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of the Youth Futures Council you can apply online.
PEI Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning