Canadian residents ages 13 to 21 may apply to become a part of the RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC)! You must apply by September 12, 2022.
This is an online opportunity for youth to connect, have their say, and make a difference. NYAC members interact with participants from all over the country and discuss important issues they face in their respective communities. They share their thoughts about youth crime and victimization topics, and help shape RCMP programs and initiatives. NYAC members can also receive reference letters and volunteer hours in recognition of their contributions.
Last year, nine Manitobans were a part of the National Youth Advisory Committee.
“Being a part of the Youth Advisory Committee challenged me to expand my thinking and really pushed me to think more deeply about things that happen everyday right in front of me,” said Colby, 15, from Grosse Isle.
Twenty-year-old Grayson from Winnipeg agrees. “I joined the committee to broaden my horizons. I was able to connect with youth and RCMP officers across Canada, and talk about the issues and concerns I see on a daily basis. Because of my involvement on this committee, I learned about different grants I could apply for and I was able to hold a drum making workshop with police, the Bear Clan, and youth from the inner city to help foster reconciliation and stronger community relationships.”
Youth voices matter. The deadline to apply for the 2022-23 NYAC is September 12, 2022. To access an application form, you can:
Information for applicants:
Please complete all sections of the application package. If you are under the age of 18, you will require a parent or guardian to complete some areas of the application.
Return your completed applications via:
- Email: [email protected];
- Fax: 613-825-8582; or
- Mail: RCMP National Youth Services
73 Leikin Drive Mailstop # 8
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
Applications must be received by September 12, 2022.
You can expect to hear back from the RCMP in October 2022.
“We are committed to having a diverse youth committee reflective of Canadian society.”
Questions? Download the “Frequently Asked Questions” PDF document.