The Youth Council

The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is a group of young Canadians who provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues of importance to them and to all Canadians. Listening to young people about issues that matter to them is an important commitment of the government. As Minister of Youth, the Prime Minister wants to hear directly from young people. The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is one mechanism to support this dialogue.

Youth Council members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to their peers, their community, and their country. They interact with each other outside of meetings to discuss ideas and upcoming activities, and to talk with their peers about issues that matter most to them. They also engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events.

Group photo of PMYC members with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in Iqaluit, Nunavut

About the Council

Find out about how the Council works.

Council members

Council members are from regions all across Canada, and reflect a range of educational, employment and life experiences. They serve on the Council in addition to maintaining their school, work and family commitments.

Council meetings

Council members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to their peers, their community and their country.

Reports and projects

Council members provide input on a range of issues, often working with other youth in their communities.

Media room

Find news releases and statements about the Council.

Twitter: @CanadianPM

Facebook: Leaders Today

Instagram: Leaders Today

Youtube: Prime Minister of Canada - Working with youth

Frequently asked questions

A list of frequently asked questions and answers about the Council, its mandate and members. 

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