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Canadian Youth Committee for the WHA/PAHO-DC

About the Canadian Youth Committee

Each year, the Canadian Delegation (CANDEL) to the World Health Assembly (WHA) and Pan American Health Organization Directing Council (PAHO-DC) is joined by a Canadian Youth Delegate (CYD) to ensure the vision and voices of Canadian youth are reflected in Canada’s positions and priorities at these international meetings and events. As a part of this position, the CYD relies on consultations with youth (aged 18-30) from across the country on important global health topics and agenda items. Youth perspectives on global health policy and programming are a necessity; thus, a  Canadian Youth Committee will be managed and led by the 2024 Canadian Youth Delegate.

The goal of this Committee will be to increase youth engagement in Canada prior to the 77th WHA and 61st PAHO-DC. Members of the Committee can join virtual Roundtable Consultations, submit feedback on specific agenda items to the CYD, and provide their unique perspectives on topics of interest*, all while gaining knowledge on global health governance, policy, programming, and discourse. Participants in these discussions will be acknowledged as contributors on recommendation documents that are prepared and shared with the Canada's Office of International Affairs (OIA).


If you are interested in becoming a member of this year's Canadian Youth Committee for the WHA and PAHO-DC, please submit your information below and you will receive notifications regarding upcoming Roundtable Consultation sessions. As an option, participants are also welcome to register for specific sessions that align with their interest here.


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