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Needed: GreenPAC Youth Advisory Committee Members
Type: volunteer / honorarium (see below)
Organization: GreenPAC
Location: remote, anywhere in Canada
Eligibility: ages 18 to 35 (see below)


GreenPAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to inspire, activate and amplify environmental leadership in politics. Among our other initiatives, we have been expanding programs and initiatives to engage and elevate youth voices in Canadian politics. You can read more about us below. Given this youth focus and recognizing that we are not a youth-led organization, we have established a Youth Advisory Committee to inform and guide our work. We are seeking up to 6 youth representatives (aged 18-35) from across Canada to join this committee.


  • Compensation: Voluntary with $50 honorarium per committee meeting
  • Term: 1-year term (with renewal for up to 3 terms)
  • Qualifications: Aged 18-35
  • Commitment: Four to six 60-90 minute meetings/ year (online); occasional engagement in between meetings to share ideas, feedback and advice, or to share information about GreenPAC youth-focused initiatives with your networks

How to Apply: Please complete this form by June 18, 2023. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

More about the Committee:

This Committee was established in spring of 2023 and has met once. We are seeking to expand its composition to 7-9 members from across Canada, with a minimum of 30% of members from equity-deserving communities and 50% identifying as women or non-binary. It is intended that the Committee will become a Committee of the Board over the next six months.

The Committee will serve in three main roles:

  1. Advise GreenPAC’s executive and program teams on programming strategies and tactics (e.g. events, program expansion, new program ideas), providing feedback and suggestions to strengthen impact and relevance to youth.
  2. Conduct periodic outreach about GreenPAC’s youth-focused initiatives (e.g. sharing information when our Parliamentary Internship for the Environment recruitment opens or about events for youth on social media).
  3. Recruiting and nominating potential youth board members for the Board of Directors, including providing recommendations for onboarding and retention.


The only qualifications for the role are that you are between 18 and 35, are passionate about environmental leadership and have an interest in politics (even if you are new to it or your interest includes distrust), and are committed to dedicating some time, energy and ideas to the Committee.

  • Members not expected to have political or environmental knowledge or experience but this is welcomed
  • Experience with youth-focused programming, environmental or political organizing, advocacy, or community engagement, youth internship programs, or events planning could be helpful
  • Enthusiasm for GreenPAC’s mission and programs and contributing to the Committee is important
  • Passion about making sure youth ideas and leadership of all kinds are meaningfully uplifted and incorporated in decision-making in environmental politics
  • Willingness to commit to a one-year term (though members will serve voluntarily at their will and may step down for the Committee at any time - we know life can take unexpected turns!).

Why Get Involved:

  • Contribute to and help to shape the relevance to youth and impact a small non-profit organization
  • Learn more about the non-profit sector and environmental politics
  • Build up your experience working on committees and boards
  • Connect with other youth leaders and grow your network

We welcome you to apply even if you aren’t sure this Committee is right for you. If we invite you for a conversation, it will not be an interview, but a two-way dialogue so you can also ask us questions and make sure the Committee/GreenPAC is a place that you want to dedicate your time, skills, and attention. If you have questions upfront, we’d be happy to answer them. Please contact Sarah at .

About GreenPAC:

GreenPAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to inspire, activate and amplify environmental leadership in politics. We want to see the health of our planet become a driving force in Canadian politics, at all levels. We do this in three ways:

  1. Helping elect environmental leaders across parties during elections, including through candidate endorsements

  2. Building the political engagement, knowledge, and leadership capacity of young environmental champions through our Parliamentary Internship for the Environment program and FLIP (Future Leadership in Politics) events programming

  3. Engaging environmental advocates and voters during elections and in between through training, debates, and educational events to build civic engagement and capacity to hold elected leaders accountable for their commitments (e.g. Every Day Advocates and Debates on the Environment).

We plan to expand our youth-focused initiatives in the coming months, including by launching a municipal-level internship for the environment and broadening initiatives to increase the political literacy, competencies, and confidence of youth to step up as environmental change agents and to engage youth in the election of climate leaders.

Additional Information

We are working to make sure all parts of GreenPAC (team, board, advisors and committee) represent the diversity of the Canadian population and that our organization is fully inclusive. We recognize that anything less is a hindrance to our strength as an organization. GreenPAC is fully committed to making sure our work contributes to uprooting the systemic racism and oppression in the systems of government and legislatures where our work is focused and that have enabled the environmental harm we work to repair.

Learn More about GreenPAC


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 19 2023    ID: 68215