The Commission Youth Council

Our Youth Council brings youth voice and a lived experience lens into the Commission’s work

What do we do?

The Commission Youth Council brings youth voice and a lived experience lens into the Commission’s work, through weekly meetings, advocacy and projects. An example of our work is co-developing and co-facilitating online youth forums with young people from across Victoria; including forums about the impacts of COVID-19 and experiences leaving out-of-home care. 

As well as connecting the Commission with children and young people, we have input into the work that we’re interested in and create spaces for others to be involved. We develop ideas and content for social media and provide feedback on documents, adapting them to be accessible for children and young people.

Why is our role important?

We believe that children and young people have an important role within the Commission to work alongside staff in areas that affect us and are about us. We support the Commission to be more accessible for children and young people. 

Who is the Youth Council

The Commission Youth Council is made up of a small group of young people with diverse experiences, aged between 15 and 24.  

Youth Network

The Commission has recently established a Youth Network. This network is to enable more young people from across Victoria to share experiences and have a say about things that are important to them. The network plays a role directly in Commission work, as well as enabling the Commission to connect with a wider range of children and young people, getting greater diversity of perspectives and lived experience to influence the Commission’s work whilst building the capacity of young people.

Do you want to link with us?

  • Express your interest for future positions within the Youth Council via email to engage@ccyp.vic.gov.au 
  • Join our Youth Network – be involved in various projects and opportunities! Email engage@ccyp.vic.gov.au  

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