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Annually, a Youth Delegate is included in the Canadian Delegation (CANDEL) to the World Health Assembly (WHA) and Pan American Health Organization Directing Council (PAHO-DC). The role of the Canadian Youth Delegate (CYD) 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 CYD facilitates Roundtable Consultations with young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 from across Canada. The purpose of these sessions is to review and suggest recommendations on critical global health policies to the CANDEL.  


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

  • Interested in sharing lived experiences, expertise, & insights related to the topics of discussion

  • Training in public health/science is NOT a requirement

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



  • Individuals who participate can be recognized as contributors in the recommendation documents that are formulated and shared with the CANDEL and Canada's Office of International Affairs (OIA)

  • 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, and/or 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 Consultations. To become a member, click here

  2. You can register for specific sessions through the calendar below, which will be updated periodically with a registration form

Registration for each policy roundtable is done on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum capacity per policy roundtable is 25 participants.

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Canadian Youth Roundtable Consultation Sessions

Register to Roundtable Consultation 2 - Climate change & health: Air, water, & inequality

Please complete this registration form as soon as you can!


This is a first-come, first-served registration process, where only the first 20 youth registrants will be invited to the Roundtable Consultation session.


Complete the Post-Consultation forms

Please complete Post-Consultation forms below to contribute to the ongoing Roundtable Consultation discussion topics!


For those of you who were not able to participate in the Roundtable Consultations, these forms give you a chance to provide your input on the Roundtable topic after the consultation has already taken place.

These forms are also open to those who have participated in the Roundtable Consultation sessions, yet still have more to contribute to the discussions. 

Your input to this form will also inform the report submitted to OIA and CANDEL. 

Roundtable Consultation 1


World Health Assembly
Youth Roundtable Consultations

Health emergencies & humanitarian crises 

April 5, 2024

7:00-8:30PM EDT

Online - Microsoft Teams

Climate change &

April 12, 2024

7:00-8:30PM EDT

Online - Microsoft Teams

Social, commercial, structural, & economic determinants of health

April 19, 2024

7:00-8:30PM EDT

Online - Microsoft Teams

Global health security & pandemic preparedness

April 26, 2024

7:00-8:30PM EDT

Online - Microsoft Teams

Universal health coverage

May 3, 2024

7:00-8:30PM EDT

Online - Microsoft Teams

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