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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 August 15, 2023)

Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 

To discuss noncommunicable diseases interventions for children, adolescents, and young adults, that are developmentally appropriate, equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant and that address the social determinants of health.

Wednesday, August 30

7:30 PM Eastern Time | 6:30 PM Central Time

Strategic Communications in Public Health for Behavior Change

To discuss communication strategies in public health to influence individual and community decisions, actions, and outcomes in measurable and meaningful ways.

Thursday, August 31

7:30 PM Eastern Time | 6:30 PM Central Time

Health Workforce 2030: Strengthening Human Resources


 To discuss strategies and initiatives aimed at strengthening human resources for health and creating resilient health systems 

Wednesday, September 6

7:30 PM Eastern Time | 6:30 PM Central Time

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

 To improve mental health and suicide prevention, using an equity- and human rights-based approach, in order to advance health and development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery and potential future emergencies

Thursday, September 7

7:30 PM Eastern Time | 6:30 PM Central Time

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