Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan
 

Youth Advisory Council


News Release

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, including one Ex Officio, who will serve on the Council for one- or two-year terms.

The current Council term is reaching an end in December 2020 and a new term will begin.

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

Council members will:

  • Be Manitoba residents;
  • Ideally be between 15 and 25 years of age as of December 1, 2020;
  • 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.

Applications are due no later than October 30, 2020 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 15 to 25 years of age as of December 1, 2020 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

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 at least one year

 

What is the time commitment?

The Youth Advisory Council is expected to meet four to six times per year. The first meeting is anticipated to occur in December 2020.

Who will the Youth Advisory Council report to?

The Youth Advisory Council will report to 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.

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 meeting. There will likely be a combination of virtual and in-person meetings over the year pending public health recommendations.