Calling all Métis Youth in BC: Join our Sub-Committees

Calling all Métis youth in British Columbia between the age of 15 to 30 years old: are you interested in joining a Métis Youth sub- committee?

This initiative is funded through the Indigenous healing and rebuilding funding stream of the Civil Forfeiture Office. The Métis Youth BC (MYBC) Committee has developed Métis youth sub-committees to include youth voices and provide youth-specific recommendations to the various Métis Nation BC (MNBC) ministries. Each sub-committee will be composed of 5-10 self-identified Métis youth between 15 and 30 years old, living in BC. Interested Métis youth will be selected through an application process to the MYBC Committee.  Each sub-committee has a youth chair who is a member of the MYBC Committee or appointed by the MYBC Committee.

The purposes of the sub-committees are:

  • To provide Métis youth voices to MNBC governance and decision-making;
  • To ensure that MNBC projects, policies and decisions reflect and include the perspectives of Métis youth;
  • To create opportunities for mentorship and learning for Métis youth;
  • To prepare Métis youth for future leadership positions within the Métis Nation; and
  • To provide learning opportunities, mentorship, relationships, and direct experience in a field of interest to Métis youth participants. 

The sub-committees will benefit MNBC Ministries by providing a clear path to seek and attain Métis youth feedback and participation. 

Current sub-committees looking for youth voices are:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Environmental Protection
  • Employment and Skills Training
  • Education (K- 12 & Post Secondary)
  • Sport

To apply for one of the current youth sub-committees, please complete the application form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TYQVBW2

If you have any questions about the Métis youth sub- committees, please email Minister Shaughn Davoren at sdavoren@mnbc.ca or Youth Program Lead, Brittney Bertrand, at bbertrand@mnbc.ca.

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