How We Involve Youth


Our office is always looking for ways to involve young people in our work. We want young people to be a part of what we do. We want to hear their concerns, discuss their ideas and share their thoughts with decision makers. Ideally, we want children and youth to participate in our office so that:

  • their perspectives are included in discussions and decisions about them
  • they own solutions to matters that affect them
  • they learn new skills and gain confidence in advocating for themselves
  • our office, decision-makers and other adults become open to their perspectives
  • society develops a wider acceptance of children and youth as active citizens

 

We work with youth in several ways. These include:

  • engaging with established Nunavut and Inuit youth organizations
  • seeking feedback from all children and youth who access our office
  • promoting summer youth employment in our office
  • seeking input from youth in the production of our office materials
  • engaging young people in our office as youth advisors

 

Youth advisors play a particularly key role in our office. This program is for young people under 26 years old. Youth advisors help us in a number of ways. They can:

  • guide and inform what systemic issues our office focuses on
  • give feedback on and contribute to our public reports
  • help us work with other youth in their communities
  • consult with us on issues that are important to them

In the process, youth advisors gain valuable skills and contribute to creating a better Nunavut for all young people. If you want to know more about how someone you know could become a youth advisor contact us.