National Youth Advisory Committee
Canadian residents between the ages of 13 and 21 can now apply to be a part of the 2020–21 RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee!
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
Caio (British Columbia)
Testimonial from Caio, 18 (British Columbia) - Text version
"Many youth want to leave a positive marke and make a difference in their community. The NYAC offers this opportunity."
Testimonial from Jordan, 17 (Ontario) - Text version
"The NYAC has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I have had. I get the chance to discuss issues youth face across the country and help create ideas that will have a positive impact."
Testimonial from Shaynn, 17 (Newfoundland) - Text version
"Being a member of the RCMP NYAC gave me a clear resolution that youth can also do great things despite being young. The NYAC proves that."
Testimonial from Mahlia, 18 (Saskatchewan) - Text version
"The NYAC is a great opportunity for your voice to be heard about topics that we all experience. It's a great way to make a difference and meet new people!"
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