National Youth Advisory Committee
Thank you for your interest in the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC)! Read about this year's committee below and stay tuned for the next recruiting period in June 2021.
The 2020–21 NYAC is 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:
- 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 100 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 two groups of young Canadian residents (ages 13-17 and 18-21) 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.
How to apply
To apply to be a part of the next NYAC, request the application package via email at RCMP.Youth-Jeunesse.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
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 RCMP.Youth-Jeunesse.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
What past members have to say
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