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RCMP says youth voices matter

Apply to be a part of the National Youth Advisory Committee

Canadian residents ages 13 to 21 can now apply to become a part of the RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC)! Applications must be received by September 12, 2022. Those who apply by July 31 will be a part of the first selection round and get a better chance of being selected.

This is an online opportunity for youth to connect, have their say and make a difference. NYAC members interact with participants from all over the country and discuss important issues they face in their respective communities. They share their thoughts about youth crime and victimization topics, and help shape RCMP programs and initiatives. NYAC members can also receive reference letters and volunteer hours in recognition of their contributions.

Last year, nine Manitobans were a part of the National Youth Advisory Committee. “Being a part of the Youth Advisory Committee challenged me to expand my thinking and really pushed me to think more deeply about things that happen everyday right in front of me,” said Colby, 15, from Grosse Isle.

Twenty-year-old Grayson from Winnipeg agrees. “I joined the committee to broaden my horizons. I was able to connect with youth and RCMP officers across Canada, and talk about the issues and concerns I see on a daily basis. Because of my involvement on this committee, I learned about different grants I could apply for and I was able to hold a drum making workshop with police, the Bear Clan, and youth from the inner city to help foster reconciliation and stronger community relationships.”

Youth voices matter. The deadline to apply for the 2022-23 NYAC is September 12, 2022. To request an application form, contact