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We believe there are multiple pathways to employment prosperity, but central to all of them is the need for young people to influence and shape how they connect and engage in work. Ultimately, we embrace collaborative and supportive approaches that connect leaders, youth, and resources at local, regional, and national levels to enhance the range of youth opportunities.

We want to break down the barriers that prevent youth from making meaningful connections to the labour market. These barriers impact youth employment but can intersect with education, health, and social inclusion. By building a network of diverse youth across Canada, we can ensure youth are involved directly in solutions that affect them.


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Canadian Gap Year Association (CanGap) Youth Advisory Committee

In collaboration with the Canadian Gap Year Association (CanGap), Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP) is assembling a team of 7 youth to be a part of CanGap’s Youth Advisory Committee.

CanGap wants to understand the needs of youth during their gap year between high school and post-secondary education. This includes experiential learning (co-op experience, volunteerism, outdoor education, hackathons, entrepreneurship, etc.) and experience in secondary school systems (ideally a recent high school grad) with an interest in educational reform.

The CanGap Youth Advisory Committee will provide solutions-based recommendations, policy, and advisory tactics to help CanGap connect youth who are taking a gap year with resources to ensure that the student’s year off is meaningful, purposeful and engaging for their current and future education and lived experiences.


  • Between 13-29 years old at the start of the advisory activities 

  • Posses an understanding of experiential learning (co-op experience, volunteerism, outdoor education, hackathons, entrepreneurship, etc.), experience in secondary school systems (ideally a recent high school grad), or an interest in educational reform

  • Able to work remotely: able to access own technology including a computer with internet connectivity to attend sessions and provide feedback

  • Posses a bank account for payment transfers


  • Must be able to participate in the Youth Advisory Committee until its completion (July 30, 2023)

  • Must be able to attend bi-monthly meetings (1 hour - September, November, January, March, May, July) at 8:30 pm ET (exact dates TBD), with two hours of independent work after every meeting

  • Must attend the Knowledge Mobilization and Capacity Building Sessions (via Zoom) on "How to Advise" on September 12th and 15th, from 10 am to 11:30 am ET.

  • Must be able to attend monthly check-ins with CCYP



This is a paid advisory role for youth who are familiar with the idea of a gap year but it is not required to have participated in one. The total approximate time commitment from September to July will be 18 hours, paid at a rate of $25/hr.



If you match the criteria outlined above, click the button below to express your interest by August 28, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT.

CCYP promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Employment Equity Act. We encourage applications from women and gender-diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations across all Canadian provinces and territories.



learn more about our compensated opportunities for youth network (COYN)

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