Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has said that “young voices must be part of our decision making process” and that’s why I am launching a new initiative to bring youth together from across Mississauga-Malton to engage with the federal political process.
I want to hear from youth in the community and am inviting anyone from the ages of 16-24 to apply to the Mississauga-Malton Youth Council. As a part of the Liberal Government’s commitment to meaningful youth engagement in Canada’s government, we have already received the first wave of applications for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, and now we are making it easier for young Canadians to have their say closer to home.
The Mississauga-Malton Youth Council is open for application until October 15th and will include youth from different schools, neighborhoods and local associations. Once selected, the council will meet several times through the year to discuss issues that matter to you, your community and your country.
If you want to join the Mississauga-Malton Youth Council, apply here!
Hon. Navdeep Bains, P.C, M.P
Have Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.
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Apply and share your voice on the issues that matter most to you!
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHO can apply?
Anyone from the ages of 16-24 who lives in the constituency or goes to school here. Your MP is seeking youth with different interests, experiences and takes on the world. All voices are welcome!
HOW can you apply?
Fill out this application form by October 15th.
How much TIME do you have to commit to the council?
The council will meet several times per year to discuss different topics and organize community projects. The expected time commitment is roughly 2 to 5 hours per month and the council will conduct its work from October until June.
WHAT does the council do?
Members of the council will share their ideas, opinions and concerns on a selection of topics with each other and their MP. The notes from these discussions will be reported back to government to help inform decision making. The council will also partake in a community project starting in the winter.
WHY should you apply for the CYC?
- You get valuable face-to-face time with your Member of Parliament and your ideas are shared to help shape choices on policies and the direction of government.
- Your time on the council is volunteer experience! Check with your school counsellor before starting to see how they would like you to track your hours.
- Your MP will provide you with an official House of Commons Certificate as a member of the Youth Council for the constituency which you can include in applications for work or post-secondary.
Have more questions that weren’t answered here? Contact your MP by email, firstname.lastname@example.org