The Chief's Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) Needs Your Help!

CYAC is a youth led Council bringing the voice of young people to the Chief of Police on issues that are important to youth in the City of Greater Sudbury. CYAC fosters a sense of understanding and respect between youth and members of the Police Service.

This volunteer opportunity is available for youth ages 15-21.

Why You Should Join:

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Be the voice for young people to the Chief of Police
  • Increase friendship circles
  • Lead inspiring and motivational projects within the community
  • Credit towards Community Service Volunteer Hours required for secondary school graduation
  • Fun!  
Responsibilities of CYAC Members: 
  • Provide input on the GSPS (Greater Sudbury Police Service) Youth Strategy.
  • Advise on how GSPS can engage young people to find solutions to youth issues.
  • Bring forward information on issues/barriers to police/youth relations.
  • Provide suggestions on how to recruit future GSPS members in order to be reflective of our diverse community.
  • Provide information for the CYAC webpage and social media content.
  • Organize events to support the “Courage to Stand” message.
  • Recommend initiatives, events and programs for the Chief's Youth Initiative Fund.
  • Participate, if personal time and commitment allows, in other GSPS events related to children and youth.
Duties of CYAC Members:
  • Attending and fully participating in meetings. 
  • Keeping informed on roles, responsibilities, and activities of CYAC.
  • Serving on sub-committees and volunteer at CYAC sanctioned projects/initiatives which require commitment beyond regular scheduled meeting times. 
  • Sharing information/concerns as appropriate.
  • Notifying the CYAC Committee Chair of attendance if unable to attend meetings.
  • Members are required to arrange their own transportation to and from meetings and events.
CYAC Meetings:
  • CYAC will meet on the second Tuesday of every month (with revisions for certain holidays/dates of significance)
  • Meetings will be held at the Greater Sudbury Police Service (190 Brady Street, Sudbury ON) from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (unless alternative time and location is required).
  • CYAC members must maintain respect and practice active listening during the meetings. 

How to Join CYAC: 

If you are interested, please submit a resume and two reference letters. With your application, you are also asked to submit a response to the question below.  This can be in the form of a written reply, poem, video or other form of art.

We are interested in your inquisitiveness, commitment, and the reason you want to belong to CYAC. Consider what you believe you would bring to the group including ways you have contributed to family, friends, school and/or the community. If you were a member of CYAC how would you apply what you know to ensure the statement below becomes a reality:

Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief’s Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) has an important role to bring the voice of young people to the Chief of Police and to create a bridge of understanding between the youth and members of the Police Service.

Mail, deliver, or email submission attention to:

Volunteer Coordinator 
Greater Sudbury Police Services
190 Brady St. Sudbury, ON


We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.