The Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples is accepting submissions to their Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2023 until April 9, 2023. This year’s theme is Indigenous education.

The committee is inviting Indigenous youth to share their experiences in the education system (including public and private, traditional and non-traditional Indigenous education and/or post-secondary), and their visions for fostering leadership through education in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. The submissions will be used to inform the committee’s work.

Through this call for submissions, the Senate Committee intends to spotlight the strengths of present-day First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and their inspirational young leaders.

Some applicants will be invited to Ottawa to meet Senate Committee members in June 2023.


To be eligible you must be:

  • First Nation, Inuit, or Metis
  • Between the ages of 18-35

How to apply

  • Submit a short text (500 words). This text is formally known as a “brief.”
  • Fill out the online application form, found here.

Read about last year’s Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders event

Meet the participants of Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2022