Voices of Young British Columbians Needed for LG Youth Advisory Council

Are you interested in supporting the work of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia? The Honourable Janet Austin is launching the LG Youth Advisory Council – a guiding body to advise Her Honour on relevant issues impacting young people and identify ways to engage the next generation of British Columbians.

The LG Youth Advisory Council will meet 3-5 times a year, via teleconference, with at least one in-person meeting. Initiatives and activities will be determined by the Council and the Lieutenant Governor.

Key Themes of the Honourable Janet Austin

The Honourable Janet Austin firmly believes that she has a duty to shine a light on contemporary social issues to help create positive change and improve the lives of British Columbians. She’s outlined three key themes for her mandate:

  • Supporting our democracy and public institutions
  • Advancing reconciliation for the Indigenous peoples of Canada
  • Championing inclusion, diversity and gender equality.

Application and Eligibility Criteria:

  • Between the ages of 17 and 24
  • Resident of British Columbia
  • Applications must be submitted on or before August 6, 2019

Submit an Application


What is/are your main ethnic identity/identities?

Note: ‘Ethnicity’ refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of your ancestors. An ancestor is usually more distant than a grandparent. Please check off as many as applicable. Examples within brackets are not complete—other groups are possible within categories.

Please choose all that apply:

North American Indigenous originsOther North American origins (e.g., American, Canadian, Newfoundlander, Québécois)European originsCaribbean originsLatin, Central and South American originsAfrican originsAsian originsOceania origins  (Australian, New Zealander, Pacific Island origins e.g. Fijian, Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, Polynesian)Prefer not to answerOther

The LGYAC is an equal-opportunity initiative and seeks to have diverse representation. If you self-identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQQIAP+ (2 Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual) community or if there are any other identity/identifying factors you would like to share, you are welcome to include this in your written responses.

Who is the Lieutenant Governor?

The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, and is the representative of the Queen in British Columbia.

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