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October 20, 2020

Province Continues to Seek Input on Climate Issues from Youth

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Youth Perspective Important to Provincial Planning: Guillemard

The province has opened another selection process for membership to the Youth Advisory Council on climate, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today. 
“Young people want to be heard, as they have valuable ideas and solutions to add to the discussion that will help our government implement the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan,” said Guillemard. “We were pleased to have so many strong candidates when we launched the Youth Advisory Council last year and we look forward to hearing from more dedicated young Manitobans this year.”
The Youth Advisory Council reports to the independent Expert Advisory Council, which makes recommendations to the minister of conservation and climate on all aspects of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan including its climate, jobs, water and nature pillars. 
“The Expert Advisory Council looks forward to continuing to work with the Youth Advisory Council. Addressing climate change requires energetic thinking, collaboration and urgent action among Manitobans, businesses, academia and governments,” said Colleen Sklar, chair of the Expert Advisory Council. “It is important that we continue to hear the voices of youth as we collectively work to provide advice on delivering the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.”
The first Youth Advisory Council call for applications received more than 85 entries and led to a selection of nine members representing Manitoba’s diversity with a commitment to making a difference. The deadline for this second round of applications for membership is Oct. 30.
For more information on the Youth Advisory Council and the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, or to apply, visit
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