BC Health and Wellness Youth Advisory Council

The BC Health and Wellness Youth Advisory Council is now full and a wait list has been established. The Provincial YAC is open to all BC youth in Grades 8 to 11.

The BC Health and Wellness YAC is a diverse group of youth from all across the province. The YAC will provide youth perspectives on topics related to health and wellness to inform BC government decisions. YAC members will play an important role in guiding BC government decisions by raising the views of young people on issues that matter to them. The focus for the first year will be on vaping and tobacco, including related issues that matter to youth.

The meetings are taking place virtually, and the YAC will meet about 10 times per year over a 2-year period. Members will receive training and an honorarium of $15 an hour to attend.

The YAC is a project of the McCreary Centre Society, a BC-based youth health charity, and the BC Ministries of Health and Education. BC government leaders plan to join 3–4 meetings a year to share updates and hear feedback from the group.

The YAC welcomes youth from diverse backgrounds, communities and life experiences. We particularly encourage Indigenous youth, visible minority youth, LGBTQ2S+ youth, and youth with a disability to apply. To register for the wait list, youth can fill out a short application form at https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/BChealthwellnes….

Youth will need a computer, tablet or smart phone and access to the Internet to join the meetings. If anyone is in need of support to access this, we will work with them to ensure they are able to participate.

If you have questions, please contact Katie by email at katie@mcs.bc.ca or call or text 604-715-4504. To download a 1-page information sheet, click here. To download a poster to advertise the opportunity, click here.