BC Health and Wellness Youth Advisory Council

The BC Health and Wellness YAC is looking for new members and 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 and provides youth perspectives on topics related to health and wellness to inform BC government decisions. YAC members play an important role in guiding BC government decisions by raising the views of young people on issues that matter to them. The group's main areas of focus include vaping, tobacco, and other related issues that matter to youth.

The BC Health and Wellness YAC meets virtually about 10 times per year, with an in-person meeting once per year (travel costs covered). Members receive training and an honorarium of $17.50 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 and other guests might also occasionally join us 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 apply, youth can fill out a short application found here.

Youth will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone 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 604-356-7875. To download a 1-page information sheet, click here. To download a poster to advertise the opportunity, click here.