Ministry of Youth
The Ministry of Youth is composed of seven regional Youth Representatives and a Provincial Youth Chairperson; the members of the Committee are all elected by the youth in their regions. From these eight positions an executive is also formed. The Provincial Youth Chairperson also holds a voting seat on the Board of Directors and is the Minister Responsible for Youth (and any other Ministry appointed by the President of MNBC).
As Political Representatives for Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC), the members of the elected Regional Representatives work within their respective communities across the province. The Ministry of Youth is continually lobbying each of the Communities to ensure they have a Community Youth Representative to facilitate the flow of communication to and from the grassroots level.
What do we do?
The Ministry of Youth is a voluntarily driven youth governing body that represents and advocates on behalf of Métis youth at a community, provincial and national level. The Ministry of Youth ensures that Métis Youth are involved and engaged in all levels of government, both within and outside of the Métis Nation British Columbia.
The Ministry of Youth offers program funding outside of the MNBC Ministries through the Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres Initiative (UMAYC), which is provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage. This funding allows youth specific programs to run within the communities throughout BC. The Ministry of Youth sends out a Request for Proposals every year to determine which Métis Communities within the region will receive UMAYC funding.
Please note that for the current and future fiscal years, UMAYC will now be refered to as Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY).
Check out the new CCAY projects under our youth NEWS page or contact your Métis community association to find out how you can get involved in CCAY Projects!