The next generation of B.C.’s leaders will have a new platform to help shape government policy and priorities through the creation of the StrongerBC Young Leaders Council.
The council, which will be made up of youth 14 to 26, will provide direct and ongoing feedback to Brittny Anderson, the Premier’s special adviser on youth, on the issues that matter most to young people.
“From climate change to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, young people are facing considerable challenges. That’s why it is critical to have young leaders at the table to find solutions,” said Premier John Horgan. “The StrongerBC Young Leaders Council will have our government’s ear as part of an ongoing dialogue. We want to know what matters most to B.C.’s youth and to make sure they have a say in building a stronger province and a brighter future for everyone.”
The StrongerBC Young Leaders Council will seek to include youth throughout the province who are Indigenous, Black or people of colour, who live in rural or remote areas, young people living with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and other young leaders from equity-seeking communities. Presenting the viewpoints of under-represented groups to government is a priority of this council.
Applications for the council are now open. People interested in applying should visit: www.gov.bc.ca/youngleaderscouncil
Council members will be appointed for a one-year term and have the option to continue with the council for up to three years. Meetings will be held every three months with a mix of in-person and online.
To learn more about the StrongerBC Young Leaders Council, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/youngleaderscouncil