Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan
 

Youth Advisory Council

The Manitoba government will create a Youth Advisory Council that will add a unique and important perspective of youth to the critical discussion happening around climate change.



News Release

September 27, 2019 - Province Engages Youth On Climate Change




Applications for the Youth Advisory Council are now closed.

Application Form

Manitoba is creating a Youth Advisory Council (Council) to harness the forward-thinking perspective of young Manitobans on climate change and sustainable development issues. We are calling on Manitoba youth of all walks of life and from areas across province to help inform the implementation of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.

The Council will consist of up to nine members who will serve on the Council for a one-year term starting in November/December 2019. Future terms for members of this committee will be considered over time.

Council members will:

  • Be Manitoba residents;
  • Ideally be between 15 and 25 years of age as of November 1, 2019;
  • Represent the diversity of Manitoba and Manitobans;
  • 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.

 

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.

The selection board will rely only on information provided in this application and applicant CV/Résumé to make their selections.

Applications are due no later than November 10, 2019 at midnight.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Complete the pdf application form. You may fill it in online and save as a pdf or print it off, complete by hand, scan, and save as a pdf.

Step 2: If you are under 18 years of age (as of November 1, 2019), have your parent/guardian fill-in the permission form, scan and save as a pdf.

Step 3: Get your resume/CV ready (2-page maximum) and save as a pdf.

Step 4: Email your application form, resume/CV, and permission form (if applicable) to agenbrdcom@leg.gov.mb.ca. In the body of your email please include your name, phone number and email address. Use "Youth Advisory Council" for your subject line.

Parent/Guardian Consent Information (pdf 29 KB)




Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for the Youth Advisory Council?

Manitoba youth that are 15 to 25 years of age as of November 1, 2019 are eligible to apply. Employees of the Manitoba Government are not eligible.

What will the Youth Advisory Council do?

The Youth Advisory Council will be directed by the Expert Advisory Council. It will provide advice and recommendations to the Expert Advisory Council regarding issues and initiatives to help inform implementation of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, including but not limited to addressing climate change and managing plastics.

What are the criteria on which applications will be reviewed?

Manitoba youth can apply to be part of the Youth Advisory Council. The selection questions are included on the application form. The members will be selected on the basis of:

  • Being Manitoba residents
  • Ideally being between the ages of 15 and 25
  • Representing the diversity of Manitoba and Manitobans
  • Demonstrating knowledge about issues related to the Climate and Green Plan
  • Demonstrating previous engagement and interest in environmental and/or civil society issues, including but not limited to work history and volunteerism
  • Demonstrating an ability to engage and learn in respectful, open discussion and be accepting of differing viewpoints
  • Ability to serve for one year

 

What is the time commitment?

The Youth Advisory Council is expected to meet four to six times within its year-long mandate. The first meeting is anticipated to occur before the end of 2019.

Who will the Youth Advisory Council report to?

The Youth Advisory Council will report to the Expert Advisory Council. This is a council that advises the Minister of Conservation and Climate on the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.

Will the Council have the opportunity to engage with the Minister of Conservation and Climate?

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

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 implementation of the Climate and Green Plan and advance of sustainable development.

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.