National Youth Advisory Committee

Open doors to new possibilities!

Canadian residents between the ages of 13 and 21 can now apply to be a part of the 2023–24 RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee!

Submit your application by July 31, 2023 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.

To request an application package, please email:

The deadline to apply is September 11, 2023. Don't wait!

On this page

  1. This year's committee
  2. How it works
  3. Why youth should get involved
  4. For more information
  5. What past members have to say

This year's committee

The 2023–24 National Youth Advisory Committee will include a diverse group of up to 125 youth. We're grateful to have individuals from every province and territory share their unique perspectives with the RCMP!

Each year, committee members share their thoughts on important and relevant 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

National Youth Advisory Committee members help the RCMP better understand, support and connect with youth by talking about the ways they want to be engaged. National Youth Advisory Committee members learn tools for community engagement, hear about volunteer opportunities, and talk with experts and RCMP members.

The National Youth Advisory Committee helps shape how the RCMP supports youth. It brings together youth from all over Canada to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The National Youth Advisory Committee provides valuable input to RCMP policies, programs and strategies.

How it works

The National Youth Advisory Committee 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

Jahmira, 13
Nova Scotia
Member of the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee

I am very thankful for having this opportunity to collect knowledge and points of view from the people in this committee. I have learned a lot from my team being in this committee and I recommend it for anyone looking to be in a space where they learn and share ideas.

Jahmira (Nova Scotia)
Reanna, 21
Member of the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee

Being part of the National Youth Advisory Committee provided me the unique opportunity to share and expand my individual perspective on many topics by being part of a community and discussing various subjects with them. It's an honour to be a part of this group and to learn from members of the RCMP as well.

Reanna (Manitoba)
Valérie, 20
Member of the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee

The National Youth Advisory Committee has been a wonderful opportunity for me. This committee gives us a chance – among other things – to learn more about societal issues, interact with young people from other provinces and share our input to advance progress. It makes you realize that young people can also be part of the solutions. Our voice counts, no matter where we are in the world.

Valérie (Quebec)
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