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Roundtable Consultations

Annually, a Youth Delegate is included in the Canadian Delegation to the World Health Assembly and Pan American Health Organization Directing Council. The role of the Youth Delegate is to ensure that the perspectives and viewpoints of Canadian youth are included in Canada's positions and priorities at these international gatherings. To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the Canadian youth perspective, the Canadian Youth Delegate (CYD) facilitates roundtable consultations with young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 from various areas of Canada. The purpose of these sessions is to review and suggest recommendations on critical global health policies. 


  • Canadian Youth (aged 18-30); exceptions can be requested 

  • Interested in sharing lived experience/expertise/insights related to the policy in discussion

  • Training in public health/science is NOT required

  • Participants are not required to read any policies as part of their involvement



  • Individuals who participate will be recognized as contributors in the recommendation documents that are formulated and shared with Canada Public Health

  • An opportunity to learn about global health priorities and other important issues affecting the global community

  • Participants can meet and connect with other young adults who share similar interests and concerns 

  • To advocate for your own interests or the interests of your field/community/group

  • To ensure that global health policies are designed with a diverse range of perspectives in mind 

How to participate in the roundtable consultations (two options)

  1. You can sign up to become a member of the Canadian Youth Committee and receive register notifications for all upcoming roundtable sessions  (Click here) 

  2. You can register for specific sessions through the calendar below (which will be updated periodically)

Registration for each policy roundtable is done on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum capacity per policy roundtable is 20 participants. However, if there are more people interested in attending, they will be waitlisted for future roundtable consultations pertaining to that specific policy

Upcoming roundtable sessions (Updated as of March 16, 2023)

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Roundtable

Building capacity for global prevention, response, and resilience against pandemics 

Thursday, March 23

7:30 PM EDT | 6:30 PM CDT

Infection Prevention & Control Roundtable

Addressing the gaps within infection prevention and control programmes to protect health workers and patients 

Thursday, March 30

7:30 PM EDT | 6:30 PM CDT

Equity in Health Systems Roundtable

Addressing inequities and undermined social determinants of health

Tuesday, April 4

7:30 PM EDT | 6:30 PM CDT

Rehabilitation in Health Systems Roundtable

Establishing rehabilitation as a core aspect of effective healthcare

Tuesday, April 11

7:30 PM EDT | 6:30 PM CDT

Highest Health Standards & Disabilities Roundtable

Establishing the highest health standards for persons living with disabilities 

Thursday, April 13

7:30 PM EDT | 6:30 PM CDT

Promotion, Protection, and Care of Mental Health Roundtable

How to approach the issues of mental health in the global community

Friday, April 14

7:30 PM EDT | 6:30 PM CDT

*This calendar will be updated periodically.

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