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Environment and Climate Change Youth Council Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

Reference number: DOE21J-013546-000188
Selection process number: RecrutementNational_ECCCYC_NationalRecruitment
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Virtual work location
Non remunerated as this is for volunteers

For further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada

For further information on the Environment and Climate Change Youth Council please visit: http://canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/get-involved/environment-climate-change-youth-council.html

Closing date: 18 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad between the ages of 18 and 25 nominated by an organization.

Important messages

ECCC Youth Council Volunteer Recruitment Campaign - We need you!

Are you a young Canadian between the ages of 18 and 25 who is passionate about the environment? Do you have ideas and opinions on issues related to climate action? Are you involved in an organization whose mandate relates to youth engagement or the environment and climate change?

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has launched the Environment and Climate Change Youth Council (ECCYC) and is looking for 10 young Canadians between 18 and 25 years old to sit on this Council. This is a volunteer position and successful candidates will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement with ECCC.

To be considered for the ECCYC, your application must show that:
► You are passionate about the environment and climate change, and that you have an understanding of environmental issues in Canada/your community.
► You are actively involved in the activities of a youth-led, youth-serving or Indigenous organization based in Canada.

You must also be nominated by youth-led, youth-serving or Indigenous organization**. As the nominated candidate, it is your responsibility to ensure that ECCC receives your nomination form from the organization that is nominating you. Please provide ECCC with an accurate email through which to contact the organization – we will send them a nomination form to complete.

Application forms must be received by ECCC before August 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time via GC Jobs to be considered. Nomination forms received by ECCC after September 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time will result in a candidate’s application not being considered. We will accept nominations submitted via Simple Survey only.

* * An organization is defined as:
✔ Not-for-profit organizations, such as charitable and volunteer organizations, professional associations, and non-governmental organizations.
✔ Indigenous organizations, governments, boards, commissions, communities, associations and authorities.
✔ Local organizations such as community associations and groups, youth groups, and service clubs.


As members of the ECCYC, successful candidates will:

► Attend regular meetings every four months, as well as additional meetings on an ad hoc basis;
► Provide ECCC with advice on specific policy issues relating to its mandate that will be shared with the Minister and other relevant officials;
► Expect to spend around 5 hours on Council-related activities per month;
► Respect the different values and perspectives shared by their peers.

Positions to be filled: 10

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 1 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

►Knowledge of environmental issues in Canada and your community
• Experience in advancing youth-related objectives and implementing activities as part of a youth-led, youth-serving or Indigenous organization in Canada
• Leadership skills
• Collaboration/teamwork skills
• Innovation/creativity

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to creating a skilled and diverse Youth Council that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

To be eligible for the ECCYC, candidates must be able to commit to a two-year term on the Youth Council.

Other information

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


** PLEASE NOTE due to the high volume of applications, acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent and inquiries related to the status of assessments will not be answered. The selection committee will contact successful applicants directly.

We will accept applications submitted via GC Jobs only. If you have little or no Internet access, experience other barriers to using the platform or require an accommodation for special needs, please contact us before the closing date. Accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The information you have provided in your response to the screening questions, may be used at the reference stage of the assessment to validate your experience.

If you do not fully complete the screening questions as instructed, you may be screened out.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is the lead federal department for matters relating to the environment and the conservation of Canada’s natural heritage. In keeping with its mandate, ECCC is establishing a Youth Council to support environmental policies and programming.

In order to apply for a position with the Youth Council, and to serve as a Council member, ECCC must collect information about individuals who apply for a seat with the Council. This information is used to determine an individual’s eligibility for a Council position, and more generally to manage and administer the Council’s affairs.

Personal information collected as part of the application process is collected in accordance with the Government of Canada’s Policy Framework for People Management, and in keeping with the authorities delegated to ECCC under the Financial Administration Act. Personal information collected in relation to appointments to the Youth Council and its management and administration is collected under the authority of the Department of the Environment Act.

Personal information will only be used and disclosed by ECCC in support of the Youth Council, or as provided by law. This includes the use of personal information for research, program evaluation and policy purposes. Personal information collected in relation to the application and appointment process will be retained for a minimum of two years (in accordance with the Privacy Act) and for up to three years following the close of nominations.

Failure to provide personal information requested may preclude an individual’s application from being processed. It may also impact an individual’s nomination or appointment to the Council.

Under the Privacy Act, an individual has the right to access and correct their personal information. Individuals also have the right to file a complaint against ECCC in relation to its handling of personal information. Complaints can be filed with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/report-a-concern/file-a-formal-privacy-complaint/file-a-complaint-about-a-federal-institution/).

For more information about ECCC’s privacy practices in relation to the Environment and Climate Change Youth Council, please refer to the Standard Personal Information Bank for Members of Boards, Committees and Councils in Info Source (PIB PSU 919: /https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/access-information-privacy/access-information/information-about-programs-information-holdings/standard-personal-information-banks.html#psu91).


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Cassandra Millar
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