Youth & Young Adult Advisory Councils

Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC)

The Centre for Youth & Society (CFYS) is calling for applications to the CFYS Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC), a new initiative that will bring together passion-driven young people aged 19-25 to discuss the issues they and other young people face and brainstorm responses to inform the CFYS on youth’s emerging priorities. CFYS collaborates with community partners and conducts research to work towards the well-being of young people. 

The council will meet monthly, on Zoom or in-person at the University of Victoria (on a rotating schedule). The council follows the calendar year, with participants currently asked to commit to meetings until December of 2022. The expected time commitment is approximately 5 hours per month, and each session will last approximately an hour. A typical session includes dialogue on a specific theme of questions brought by the CFYS or its partner organizations, to provide feedback and strategies to combat issues affecting youth in the community. An honorarium is available to members who successfully complete their duties leading up to the December end date.

Criteria for Applying:
  • Must be between the ages of 19-25.
  • Being comfortable in a roundtable dialogue-based environment.
  • Being willing to share their experiences as they relate to council-based initiatives.
  • Passion for youth-driven solutions to current issues.
  • Previous participation in youth-led activities in their school or community is an asset.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

More information

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Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

More information to come.