The provincial government is accepting nominations for students with the potential to represent the voices of their peers.
The formation of the first provincial youth council is hoping to find 12 members from across the province to provide advice to the Ministry of Education about how to engage their demographic.
Council nominations will be collected from school divisions and First Nations and Métis education organizations. Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible for a council seat, and will be selected to provide diverse interests and experiences to the council.
The goal is to include youth in the conversation regarding their own education, to provide insight for future programming and get youth engaged in the discussion.
“We have inspirational students across our province who are leaders in their own schools and communities,” said Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant, in a press release. “By engaging students on a provincial level, we can provide supports that better reflect what they need to prepare them for their futures.”
Nomination packages will be sent out in the next few weeks, and the first meeting of the new council will be set for the fall of 2019.