Looking for Youth aged 15 to 24 for New Youth Advisory Council

Subject: FW: Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario – New Youth Advisory Council

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) is looking for young people aged 15 to 24 to join the IPC’s first-ever Youth Advisory Council to share their views on the risks of the digital world and how to strengthen privacy protections for Ontario’s children and youth. As part of the IPC Youth Advisory Council, you will meet other young people from across the province, build advocacy skills, and provide advice and ideas to decision makers.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by December 9, 2022.

 View link to learn more: https://www.ipc.on.ca/about-us/ipcs-youth-advisory-council/

From: Malik, Hiba (MCCSS) [mailto:Hiba.Malik@ontario.ca]

Subject: Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario – New Youth Advisory Council

Good Morning,

On behalf of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC), I am providing you with information on the IPC’s new Youth Advisory Council. The IPC provides oversight of Ontario’s access and privacy laws and serves Ontarians through a variety of activities, such as conducting research and educating the public on current access and privacy matters. One of the strategic priorities guiding their work is Children and Youth in a Digital World. The goal is to champion the access and privacy rights of children and youth in Ontario by promoting their digital literacy and the expansion of their digital rights while holding institutions accountable for protecting the children and youth they serve. To further hone our efforts to develop practical, relevant solutions to real-world problems, IPC will be inviting young people to share their views on issues that matter most to them through a new Youth Advisory Council.

IPC’s goal is to establish a Youth Advisory Council that is representative of the diversity of children and youth across Ontario. The IPC’s Youth Advisory Council will be a group of ten young people between the ages of 15 and 24. By joining the IPC’s Youth Advisory Council, youth will be able to participate virtually in meaningful discussions about important issues affecting them and collaboratively advocate for the protection and promotion of their rights. Youth will also receive a certificate of participation and will be provided with opportunities to network and further develop their professional skills. For information on the IPC’s Youth Advisory Council, please check out the webpage here and the link to the application form is available here. The deadline for the application is December 9, 2022.

We would be grateful if you encouraged young people in your network to apply for this exciting opportunity, or otherwise promote awareness of the opportunity within your network. If there are any questions, you can connect directly with Quinton Green, Senior Policy Advisor with the IPC, via phone or video call at Quinton.Green@ipc.on.ca or the following:

Direct(e): (437) 236-6416

Toronto area / région de Toronto: 416-326-3333

Toll free / sans frais: 1-800-387-0073

TTY: 416-325-7539

Thank you,

Hiba Malik

Policy Analyst

Child Well-Being Branch

Community-Based Prevention and Implementation Unit

Child Welfare and Protection Division

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Phone: 437-233-7893

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