About

Youth Council

Thank you for your interest in the PHE Canada Youth Council! If you are a young person between the ages of 15 and 19 and are currently enrolled in a high school, CEGEP or equivalent program in Canada, you might be the person we're looking for!

If you are interested in applying, speak with a parent/guardian first and then complete the information below. Any information that you share through your application will remain confidential. It will only be viewed by staff attached to the Youth Council and will not be shared with anyone, including your teachers, school, parents or guardians.

Why Join the Youth Council?

  • Meet young people from across the country who share your interests
  • Be part of cool projects that lead to meaningful change!
  • Receive community service credit
  • Share your experience and weigh in on topics that have meaning for you and can benefit youth across Canada
  • Get fun gift cards and swag
  • Receive references to support your future steps - looks great on a resume or post-secondary application! 
  • Hear about potential summer employment opportunities
  • Participate in PHE Canada events and activities when they take place in your area
  • Get linked to opportunities for public speaking, participating on youth panels or attending conferences
  • Build your understanding of Truth and Reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion through cross-cultural exchange

How to Apply?

  • Complete the Youth Council application form at the bottom of this page. 
    • All information provided will be kept completely confidential.
    • If you have questions or would like to submit your application through an alternate format (e.g., a telephone conversation or video submission), please contact Heather Callum, PHE Canada’s Lead for Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization, at heathercallum@phecanada.ca.
  • Have your parent/guardian sign the parent/guardian consent form

Note: references are helpful but not necessary.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021-22 school year closed on Monday, January 31, 2022. However, if you have questions, are interested in learning more, or would like to apply to join the Youth Council, please contact Heather Callum at heathercallum@phecanada.ca.


Youth Council Application Form

Applicant Information
Please enter your full name (e.g. Rashmi Govindaraj)
What is your current gender?
What is your current sexual orientation?
Are you a person that identifies as having a disability? Please check all that apply
Which racial group(s) best describes you? Select all that apply
School Information
Please tell us a bit more about yourself!
Please note: references are helpful but not necessary.
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