National Youth Advisory Committee

Apply today!

Canadian residents between the ages of 13 and 21 can now apply to be a part of the 2022–23 RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee!

Submit your application by July 31, 2022 to be a part of the first selection round! This gives you a better chance of being selected. If you are not selected, you will automatically be considered as part of the second round.

Request the application package via email at

The deadline to apply is September 12, 2022. Don't wait!

This year's committee

The 2022–23 NYAC will include a diverse group of 125 youth ages 13 to 21. We're grateful to have individuals from every province and territory share their unique perspectives with the RCMP!

This year, committee members are sharing their thoughts on topics such as:

  • reconciliation
  • bullying and cyberbullying
  • online safety
  • transportation safety and impaired driving
  • cannabis and substance use
  • mental health
  • healthy relationships and sexual consent
  • gender and sexual diversity

NYAC members are helping the RCMP better understand, support and connect with youth by talking about the ways they want to be engaged. They're getting tools for community engagement, hearing about volunteer opportunities, and talking with experts and RCMP members.

The RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC) helps shape how the RCMP supports young persons. It brings together up to 125 youth between the ages of 13 and 21 from all over Canada to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The NYAC provides valuable input to RCMP policies, programs and strategies.

How it works

The NYAC is composed of young Canadian residents (ages 13 to 21) from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Members meet on a moderated, private online forum to discuss youth trends, RCMP programs, as well as youth crime and victimization issues.

This commitment requires approximately two to four online hours per month, from October to June.

Why youth should get involved

  • Help shape RCMP youth strategies and programs
  • Interact with youth from across Canada, exchange views and develop critical thinking skills
  • Hear from RCMP officers and experts
  • Access opportunities to get involved with local groups and organizations
  • Obtain a reference letter and 20 community service hours

For more information

Contact us at

What past members have to say

Natalie (British Columbia)
Caio's testimonial. Text version below.
Testimonial from Natalie, 16 (British Columbia) - Text version

Being a member of NYAC has been a very meaningful opportunity. It gave me the chance to aid youth who believe they have no support system at all by spreading awareness and discussing solutions to issues that concern them.

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