The RCMP are pleased to inform you that they are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC).
Canadian residents ages 13 to 21 are invited to apply by September 12, 2022. Those who apply by July 31, 2022 will be considered as part of the first selection round. The RCMP is committed to recruiting a diverse group to represent youth from coast to coast to coast, with different backgrounds and life experiences.
The NYAC is a group of young persons from across the country who discuss youth crime and victimization topics on a private, moderated online forum. The committee consists of two different age groups to ensure that the content and responses are grouped in an age-appropriate manner. The NYAC allows youth to have a national voice, and to give feedback that helps shape RCMP youth programs and strategies. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn from and connect with youth from all across Canada.
NYAC members are required to answer biweekly questions related to youth crime and victimization topics and engage in virtual conversations with other participants. They also get the chance to participate in discussions with facilitators from National Youth Services, RCMP members, and other subject matter experts.
For their participation, youth are eligible to receive reference letters and/or 20 hours of volunteer service.
The NYAC can also provide feedback on initiatives from other government departments and external partners. Through ongoing consultations and meaningful engagements with youth, we’re able to learn about new trends developing in various communities across Canada and to identify gaps in education and awareness resources.
For more information on the NYAC, visit the RCMP website at: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/youth-safety/national-youth-advisory-committee