Premier's Youth Council

Recognizing that young Islanders want to be engaged and involved in decisions that affect them, the Premier's Youth 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 Premier's Youth Council?

The Premier's Youth Council will advise the provincial government on ways to enhance programs, policies, strategies and resources for youth.

Functions of the Council will include:

  • Providing input and advice on issues relating and affecting young Islanders
  • Advising departments 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.

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 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.

Who are the members?

The Premier's Youth Council is made up of 12-15 individuals who are:

  • 16 to 29 years of age;
  • passionate about creating better opportunities for young Islanders;
  • active and involved in their community;
  • committed to taking on a two-year term; and 
  • a voice that represents diversity in perspective and life experience.
Current Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Adam Mackenzie Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2023
Amirah Oyesegun Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2022
Brandon MacKinnon Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2022
Chloe Greenan Prince April 20, 2021 April 20, 2023
Dakota MacWilliams Prince April 20, 2021 April 20, 2022
Drew Bernard Prince April 20, 2021 April 20, 2023
Dylan MacDonald Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2022
Gemma Shea Prince April 20, 2021 April 20, 2023
Kate Compton Kings April 20, 2021 April 20, 2023
Maikayla MacPhail Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2022
Micheal King Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2022
Oliver Batchilder Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2023
Rose Leger Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2022
Shantol Clarke Queens April 20, 2021 April 20, 2023

How can I apply?                

If you would like to serve as a member of the Youth Council, you may apply online.

For more information on issues important to Prince Edward Island youth, visit: www.ypei.ca
Published date: 
August 26, 2021
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

Learning Partners Advisory Council Inquiries:
LPAC@gov.pe.ca 

Engage PEI Inquiries: 
engagepei@gov.pe.ca 

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