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Call for Applications: Youth Advisory Council!


Deadline: 15 March 2020, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time


Are you ready to be part of conversations about health issues that impact your life and your community? Do you have big ideas about how health research can tackle the challenges we face today?

Apply to be a member of our new youth advisory council! The Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and we want to bring the youth voice directly into our conversations and priority development. CIHR is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR collaborates with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.

Our youth advisory council is a great new opportunity to make your unique voice heard on health-related research, policies and issues facing Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

We’re seeking applications from diverse youth living across Canada who are 12-25 years old and are passionate about health and/or health research (this may include lived experience as a patient or caregiver).

We will use the info you give us in your application to recruit about 10-12 members who will meet 2-3 times per year (online, and once in person), plus participate in some online engagement in between meetings. Council members will be compensated for their time, and travel expenses will be paid. Our first in-person meeting will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 23 & 24, 2020. (If you are not able to travel to Halifax in April, you can still apply to join the council.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the IHDCYH team at

Apply now