Minister's Youth Council - Apply Today

March 20, 2018 - All grades seven to twelve students in Alberta are invited to apply to be part of the Minister’s Youth Council!

Are you passionate about education? 

Are you in junior or senior high and between the ages of 13 and 19 (as of September 1, 2018)?

We are looking for 32 students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all across Alberta to participate as partners in contributing to our education system. 

Are you able to commit three weekends during the school year? Meetings will be held in Edmonton in September, February and May (dates are subject to change).

We will recruit a minimum of 24 new council members and maximum of 8 returning council members from the 2017/18 council. 
The deadline for applications is March 30, 2018.

Students on the Minister's Youth Council share their diverse student perspectives and provide input on education topics. They bring a broad range of life experiences, knowledge and skills from all types of schools across Alberta.

Application Package and Documents 
The application package requires consent from your parent/guardian. 

Apply online today to be a part of the Minister’s Youth Council!

Please note: you will be prompted to sign-in using your email address.

To apply online, you may complete the application in more than one online session. Click the “save” button to save your responses. Please save your work every 15 minutes as the system will timeout after 20 minutes. Once you complete the application, click the “submit” button to ensure that your application will be received and reviewed by Alberta Education.

Applications that have been saved but not submitted will not be accepted for consideration.

Before applying, please read the Frequently Asked Questions

If you are unable to apply online, download the application here and send it to or

Strategic Engagement Branch, Alberta Education
6th floor, 10044, 108 St
Edmonton, AB
T5J 5E6

Only applications with a postmark dated on / or prior to March 30, 2018 will be considered

Alberta Education will recruit new students for the Minister's Youth Council on an annual basis.

Below are questions that are included in the application:

1) Community:

Why do you think it is important that individuals of all ages contribute to their communities in a positive way? 
Tell us about your efforts to create positive change in your community (this may include: mentorship, tutoring, supporting those in need).

2) Critical thinking and problem solving:

Tell us about a time when you were faced with a problem or issue at your school or in your community. What was the situation, what were you worried about, who were the key players, what was your role to help and how was the problem solved?

3) Vision:

Given your experiences and talents, please let us know why you would like to be on the council. 

4) Strategic thinking and planning:

Tell us about a time when you encountered a challenge and how you dealt with the problems and opportunities that were created by the challenge. (This may include: unexpected schedule changes, work being criticized, planning an event, helping with budgeting, planning for potential difficulties, etc.).

5) Leadership and teamwork:

If you are chosen to be a member of the council, what skills, experiences and perspectives would you bring? What do you want to see changed in the education system?

Click here to view a short video about the Minister's Youth Council.

Minister's Youth Council Application Form