Volunteer with Action Canada’s National Youth Advisory Board!

Action Canada is a national human rights organization working to advance and uphold sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally. Our work includes a web-based sexual health information hub, a toll-free sexual and reproductive health information and referral phone line, health promotion campaigns, as well as policy and advocacy work to make sure governments, including Canada, meet their international human rights obligations.

What is the National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB)?

The NYAB is a group of 15 Canada-based youth who work together to contribute to and inform Action Canada's youth-focused projects and campaigns.

Role description

For this cycle, this NYAB will guide the development and implementation of national and regional social marketing campaigns, aiming to increase Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection (STBBI) testing behaviours among youth between the ages of 15-24. Past NYAB members have also participated in other Action Canada initiatives, including conference presentations, webinars to health care providers, resource creation (like our Youth Bill of Rights), and most recently a submission to the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls.


The term for this NYAB will run from 2022-2027, with most work taking place within the first two years. Members will be expected to attend up to 8 virtual meetings per year, including two in-person retreats (2022, 2023), and 3 virtual retreats (2024, 2025, 2026) paid for and hosted by Action Canada.


NYAB members will receive $75 for each meeting they attend, $200 for each in-person retreat, and $150 for each virtual retreat.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Apply here! Our online application form allows applicants to submit responses in writing, or link to a video, podcast, zine, or other creative submission. We recognize that not everyone communicates best through writing, and that’s okay!

You will be contacted following the deadline if you are selected to go on to the interview stage.


This opportunity is open to all youth across Canada between the ages of 16-24.

Following a Peer Education model, we are especially encouraging applications from those who have experience with STBBIs and sexual and reproductive health, with a prioritization on applicants from the following regional campaign audiences:

  • Black youth, Indigenous youth, and/or youth of colour in Winnipeg, MB who are also queer and/or trans.
  • Young women in Yellowknife, NWT.

Action Canada strives to recruit and maintain a diverse membership on the NYAB, representing the various communities the program aims to serve. For this role, applications are encouraged from Indigenous youth, Black youth, youth of colour, youth of all genders and sexualities, youth with disabilities, and youth with experiences of (im)migration. Please be sure to self-identify in your application if you feel this is relevant to you.

Action Canada’s NYAB currently funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Community Action Fund.

Posted on 2022-07-08
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