Minister's Youth Council - Calling Grade 8-12 students

Alberta Education, Annual, Community Engagement, Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement

March 25, 2024 - The Minister of Education is recruiting youth to sit on the Minister's Youth Council. Annually, 40 junior and senior high students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all regions of Alberta are selected for the council. The program is eligible for junior or senior high students between the ages of 14 and 19 (as of September 1, 2024)  Applicants chosen will be on the council for a 10-month term which involves 3 meetings to be held over the course of the year on a number of education topics.

Apply online today to be a part of the Minister's Youth Council.

2024-2025 Recruitment

The Ministry is looking for approximately 32 to 40 youth with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all across Alberta to participate as partners in contributing to our education system.

A minimum of 32 new council members and maximum of eight returning council members will be recruited from the 2024-2025 council.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2024.

Application Package and Documents

Before starting your application, be aware that the application package requires consent from your parent/guardian.

To apply online, create a free account using your email address. You will be able to complete the application in more than one online session. Click the “save” button to save your responses. Please save your work every 15 minutes as the system will timeout after 20 minutes. Once you complete the application, click the “submit” button to ensure that your application will be received and reviewed by Alberta Education.

Applications that have been saved but not submitted will not be accepted for consideration.

Please complete basic personal information and thoughtfully answer the following questions:


Why do you think it is important for youth to contribute to their communities in a positive way? 

How have you worked with and influenced others to take action in your community? 

Please describe your experiences in depth, indicating your contribution and the impact of your actions.


Everyone has a story or experiences that have shaped their values, beliefs and choices. How have your lived experiences contributed to your values and how is your perspective unique?


Leadership is not always positional, it can also be situational; you can demonstrate leadership even if you’re not the leader of a group. Provide an example of how you have demonstrated a leadership skill and how it would positively contribute to the council.

Passion (for youth engagement and advocacy)

In the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system, what are three issues that are important to you or to your fellow students? 

Choose one of these issues. Explain why you think the issue is important and how your role in the council may be able to positively impact the issue.

Before applying, please read the Minister’s Youth Council Fact Sheet.

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