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About the Council
The youth council will serve as an authentic means of youth engagement and voice in support of CCYP’s mandate of driving coordination and boosting the infrastructure that supports the youth workforce development ecosystem.
LET YOUR VOICE
In alignment with the CCYP’s commitment to facilitate youth integrating into the labour market and rooted in the principles of youth advocacy and governance, the Youth Council’s purpose is to provide the CCYP with insight on policy, programs, partnerships, and research. Our Youth Council will also function as youth ambassadors within their respective regions.
The Youth Council term runs for 10 months at a time and will start in August 2020.
The members will be asked to dedicate 4-6 hours per month on council-related activities. The meeting touchpoints will consist of:
Advisory meetings (Council & CCYP) - In these meetings, the YC will be provided with updates on the work of CCYP, The Council and The Strategic Collaborators Group. They will be given opportunities to provide feedback and share insights. These insights will then be brought back to the respective groups. These meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month
Project meetings - These meetings will be focused on providing opportunity for YC members to work on the Capstone Project. These meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month
YC Training - The YC Training sessions will provide youth council members with personal and professional development opportunities. At the end of their term, youth council members will receive a certificate of achievement that outlines the various skills they have acquired throughout their time on the council. The YC Training will be held quarterly.
Members may also be required to travel within Canada for 2-3 in-person meetings a year... once it's safe to do so.
YEAR & TIME
Gain first-hand experience in the not-for-profit and youth workforce development sector
Develop leadership skills in an advisory capacity role
Professional development through opportunities embedded across CCYP activities
Formal and informal mentorship, along with opportunities to participate in CCYP programs, trainings and events
Opportunity to give voice to issues that concern young people across Canada
Network with other young leaders, CCYP staff, Council members and Board members
A YOUTH MEMBER?
Consult as needed on CCYP youth engagement initiatives.
Collaborate with one another to develop and communicate new ideas to the CCYP’s Council
Provide feedback on organizational strategic planning towards decision-making
Collaborate on the development and evaluation of the CCYP’s national initiatives (including programs, research and policy and communications-related projects)
Empowering youth through self-directed, self-initiated projects
Enable other young people to learn about and support the CCYP’s mission
Provide insight on innovative, diverse youth engagement and outreach strategies and opportunities across Canada
Advise the CCYP on effective youth integration in the organization
Assist in the implementation of youth projects and activities
Work closely with fellow YC members and CCYP staff to provide input into youth-related resources and web content produced by CCYP’s Youth Engagement team
Attend all monthly and quarterly meetings
May be expected to meet outside of the established YC meeting cadence (in person/via Google Hangout) to advise on or participate in CCYP projects, or projects that the CCYP supports
Build meaningful, professional relationships between YC members
Works closely with fellow YC members and CCYP staff to provide input into youth-related resources and web content produced by CCYP’s Youth Engagement team
YOUTH MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Financial compensation on a monthly basis (when necessary, travel expenses will be covered)
2. Formal and informal mentorship opportunities along with opportunities to participate in CCYP programs, training and events.
3. Quarterly skill-building opportunities
4. Certificate of achievement
5. Free access to MaRS Entrepreneurship 101 online course
6. Reference letter
The Youth Council responsibilities will be divided into three areas:
ADVISING THE CCYP
The Youth Council will work to provide feedback to the CCYP on organizational strategic planning and decision-making, while also advising on effective youth integration into the organization. The YC will also provide insight and feedback to the work of the larger Council.
Advising THE CCYP’s Council
& Strategic Collaboration Group
A core function of the YC will be to provide insights from a youth perspective to the CCYP, as well as impart feedback on projects from the Strategic Collaboration Group.
Each cohort of the Youth Council will work to produce a capstone project that will contribute and provide value to the youth workforce development ecosystem. These capstone projects will align with CCYP’s mandate and strategic direction.