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Climate Change Youth Advisory Committee

Deadline Extended: April 9 at 5 p.m.

 

What is the Climate Change Youth Advisory Committee?

The Climate Change Secretariat (CCS) is launching a Climate Change Youth Advisory Committee to provide a voice for youth to champion climate issues in Nunavut. The work of the committee will provide direct and meaningful input into climate change related initiatives across Nunavut.

As a committee member you will:

  • Raise awareness among Nunavummiut on climate change issues affecting their communities.
  • Provide a youth perspective and input on CCS programs, policies and activities.
  • Advise the CCS on emerging climate change issues of concern to youth.
  • Represent Nunavut youth at climate change gatherings; and
  • Have the opportunity to become engaged climate change leaders in Nunavut.

Applications accepted until March 31 April 9, 2021 at 5 p.m.

 

Who is eligible to be on the Youth Advisory Committee?

  • Membership of the committee will include the following youth (18-29 years old):
    • 2 youth from North Baffin (Resolute Bay, Grise Fiord, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Igloolik and Sanirajak)
    • 2 youth from South Baffin (Qikiqtarjuaq, Pangnirtung, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Kinngait, Sanikiluaq)
    • 3 youth from Kivalliq
    • 2 youth from Kitikmeot
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in climate change related issues and be committed to participate fully in all aspects of committee activities and programs.
  • Applicants must demonstrate some of the following qualities: leadership; interest in learning; active involvement in the community; and a desire to make a difference.
  • Applicants will be required to represent and be an ambassador for their community.

Who can apply?

Any youth between the ages of 18-29 years whose home community is in Nunavut can apply.

Preference will be given to youth enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement.

How do I apply?

  • Click here to fill out the application form
  • Please contact climatechange@gov.nu.ca or (867) 975-7761 to receive a paper copy in the mail
  • Paper applications will also be made available at your local Government Liaison Office (GLO).
  • You will need to list two (2) adult non-family members (teacher, mentor, and community member, elder) as references within your application to be contacted.

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