Student voice is important for our education system, and I am proud of how the members of this year’s Minister’s Youth Council are sharing their education experiences and making their voices heard.

I am excited to announce recruitment for the 2018/19 Minister’s Youth Council. We are looking for approximately 32 junior and senior high school students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all regions of Alberta. Of those 32, we will be accepting up to eight returning council members and at least 24 new members. The council will continue to give students the opportunity to build their leadership skills at the provincial level, make an impact on education and leave a legacy that will last well into the future.

Students can apply directly to Alberta Education before March 30, 2018. For more information, I invite you to visit our website at

Should you have any questions regarding the provincial student engagement strategy, please contact Mark Bevan, Director, Strategic Engagement Branch, at or 780-644-1809 (toll-free by first dialing 310 0000).

I look forward to working with students and ministry staff to promote promising practices in how students and adults can co-create collaborative, working relationships that help to shape the education system, and ultimately prepare Albertans for success.


David Eggen