Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan
 

Youth Advisory Council

 

News Release

November 10, 2022 - Manitoba Government Opens Applications for Youth Advisory Council on Climate

October 20, 2020 - Province Continues to Seek Input on Climate Issues from Youth

January 7, 2020 - Province Selects Youth Advisory Council on Climate

September 27, 2019 - Province Engages Youth On Climate Change




Manitoba has created a Youth Advisory Council (Council) to harness the forward-thinking perspective of young Manitobans on climate change and sustainable development issues.

The Council consists of up to ten members who will serve on the Council for one-year terms.

A new term of the Youth Advisory Council will begin in January 2023.

At this time, we are calling on Manitoba youth from across the province, and from all walks of life, to help inform the implementation of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.

Council members will:

  • Be Manitoba residents;
  • Be Manitoba residents;
  • Ideally be between 15 and 29 years of age as of January 1, 2023;
  • Be knowledgeable of issues related to the Climate and Green Plan;
  • Demonstrate a proven engagement and interest in environmental issues and/or civil society issues;
  • Engage in respectful, open discussion, and be accepting of differing viewpoints;
  • Not be employed by the Manitoba government;
  • Be willing to serve for a one-year term.

Applications are due no later than November 30 2022 at midnight.

Youth Advisory Council: Application Form (pdf)

Youth Advisory Council: Parent/Guardian Consent Information (pdf)




Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for the Youth Advisory Council?

Manitoba youth that are ideally 15 to 29 years of age as of January 1, 2023 are eligible to apply. Employees of the Manitoba government are not eligible.

What will the Youth Advisory Council do?

The Youth Advisory Council will provide advice and recommendations to the Expert Advisory Council and Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks regarding issues and initiatives to help inform implementation of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.

What are the criteria on which applications will be reviewed?

All Manitoba youth can apply to be part of the Youth Advisory Council. The selection questions are included on the application form. The criteria are as follows:

  • Be Manitoba residents;
  • Ideally be between 15 and 29 years of age as of January 1, 2023;
  • Be knowledgeable of issues related to the Climate and Green Plan;
  • Demonstrate a proven engagement and interest in environmental issues and/or civil society issues;
  • Engage in respectful, open discussion, and be accepting of differing viewpoints;
  • Not be employed by the Manitoba government;
  • Be willing to serve for a one-year term.

What is the time commitment?

The Youth Advisory Council is expected to meet approximately 6-8 times per year. The first meeting is anticipated to occur in January 2023. It is anticipated that there will be a combination of virtual and in-person meetings. There may be additional reading and preparation outside of regular meetings.

Who will the Youth Advisory Council report to?

The Youth Advisory Council will report to Expert Advisory Council. The Expert Advisory Council advises the Minister of Environment, Climate and Parks on the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.

Will the Council have the opportunity to engage with the Minister of Environment, Climate and Parks?

Yes, the Council will have at least one meeting with the Minister of Environment, Climate and Parks.

What benefit would I get from serving on the Youth Advisory Council?

Members of the Council will have a chance to develop and demonstrate leadership skills, experience sitting on a council, meeting and working with other likeminded youth, and contributing to a bright future for Manitoba.

Will members' expenses related to attending Youth Advisory Council meetings be covered?

Yes. Members shall be paid reasonable travelling and other out-of-pocket expenses, not to exceed guidelines set out in the General Manual of Administration, which are incurred in discharging duties in connection with the Council.

How will COVID-19 impact meetings of the Youth Advisory Council?

The Secretariat to the Youth Advisory Council will follow all COVID-19 protocols when organizing Youth Advisory Council meetings.