Young people interested in influencing policing can apply for the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC).
Canadian residents between the ages of 13 and 21 can apply to be part of the 2020-21 NYAC, says the RCMP website. The committee requires approximately two to four online hours per month, from October to June.
Applications submitted by July 31 are part of the first selection round. Any applications not selected are automatically considered as part of the second round. All applications need to be submitted by September 11, 2020.
The website says, “the RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC) helps shape how the RCMP supports young persons. It brings together up to 100 youth between the ages of 13 and 21 from all over Canada to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The NYAC provides valuable input to RCMP policies, programs and strategies.”
Participants are divided by age and meet in a “moderated, private online forum to discuss youth trends, RCMP programs, as well as youth crime and victimization issues.”
The website has various reasons why someone may wish to apply these are to:
- Help shape RCMP youth strategies and programs
- Interact with youth from across Canada, exchange views and develop critical thinking skills
- Hear from RCMP officers and experts
- Access opportunities to get involved with local groups and organizations
- Obtain a reference letter and 20 community service hours
For the application package email RCMP.Youth-Jeunesse.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.