Government of Canada Digital Youth Group

posted May 22, 2018, 6:03 AM by Leslie Morrow   [ updated May 28, 2018, 4:53 PM by Stephen Myers ]


The Digital Youth Advisory Committee (Digital YAC) is a volunteer initiative led by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS’s) Chief Information Office Branch. Its purpose is to integrate a youth perspective into the design and evaluation on digital government and to provide Canada’s youth with opportunities to participate in consultations, facilitated brainstorming exercises, etc.

Digital YAC offers a 1-year volunteer opportunity for up to 26 young Canadians who:

  • are 16 to 20 years old
  • live in the National Capital Region
  • wish to bring the perspectives of youth to the Government of Canada’s consultations on its policies and initiatives

Digital YAC renews its membership annually and is now accepting applications for the 2018 to 2019 year.

Canadian youth selected for membership in Digital YAC will meet from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on selected Wednesdays or Thursdays each month, for a total of about 5 hours per month. Members will be expected to attend all meetings.

TBS will choose members through name-blind selection to ensure that selection is fair, focused on the quality of the submission and that Digital YAC’s membership is diverse.

Note that Digital YAC meetings may be photographed or filmed for Government of Canada social media and websites. Members of Digital YAC may opt out of being photographed or filmed. Applicants who are accepted and under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form.

Applications will receive a confirmation email once their application is submitted. Applications may also be submitted by email using the following email address: YAC-CCJ@tbs-sct.gc.ca