Canadian Youth Committee for the WHA/PASC
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 Youth Delegate 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 Canadian Youth Delegate (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 new initiative in 2022 will be the implementation of a Canadian Youth Committee, managed and led by the 2022 Canadian Youth Delegate.
The goal of this Committee will be to increase youth engagement in Canada prior to the 75th WHA and 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference (PASC). Members will be invited to 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. If you are interested in joining this year's Canadian Youth Committee for the WHA and PASC, please submit your information here and I will be in touch!
Brie O'Sullivan, 2022 Canadian Youth Delegate
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