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Chief's Youth Advisory Council

Volunteer Positions Available to Youth Ages 15-21

 The Greater Sudbury Police Service is looking for three to five highly motivated, energetic and committed youth from the community to join the Police Chief’s Youth Advisory Council (CYAC).

CYAC is a ‘youth led’ Council that brings the voice of young people to the Police Chief on issues that are important to youth in the City of Greater Sudbury. CYAC creates an understanding and respect for relationships between youth and members of the police service.

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!  


Want to Be a Part of CYAC?

If you are interested, please submit a resume and 2 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 service.


Deadline for submission: Wednesday May 8, 2019

Please note the business language of the Council is English and the submissions are to be submitted in English. Thank you.

Mail, deliver, or email submission attention to:

Chief’s Youth Advisory Council

c/o Human Resources

Greater Sudbury Police Services

190 Brady St. Sudbury, ON P3E IC7


Chief Youth Advisory Council Overview


  • To give input on GSPS Youth Strategy
  • To advise on how GSPS can engage young people to find solutions to youth issues
  • To bring forward information on issues/barriers to police/youth relations
  • To suggest how to recruit future GSPS members to be reflective of the community
  • To provide information for GSPS youth webpage
  • To organize events to support the “Courage to Stand” message
  • To recommend on funding applications through the Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief’s Youth Initiative Fund
  • To participate, if personal time and commitment allows, in other GSPS events related to children and youth

Duties of members:

  • ·         To attend and fully participate in meetings
  • ·         Keep informed on roles, responsibilities and activities of CYAC
  • ·         To serve on sub-committees and volunteer at CYAC sanctioned projects/initiatives that require a commitment beyond regular scheduled meeting times
  • ·         Sharing information/concerns as appropriate
  • ·         Notify the Youth Diversity Coordinator of attendance if unable to attend meetings
  • ·         Members are required to arrange their own transportation to and from meetings and events


  • CYAC will meet every two weeks on Tuesday, beginning in September and ending in mid- June each year unless otherwise determined. * There will be revisions (i.e.) March break, Christmas break, etc.
  • Meetings will be held at the Great Sudbury Police Services 5th Floor boardroom from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM, unless an alternative location or meeting time is required
  • Maintain Respect
  • Active listening

Purpose: Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief's Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) is a council committed to making a difference for young people in the broader community through their liaison with the Chief and the initiatives they undertake to educate youth and adults on the importance of the youth voice. The membership is comprised of the GSPS Police Chief and/or designate(s) with selected community youth representatives working together to build a connection between Greater Sudbury Police Service and youth of the City of Greater Sudbury at large.

Mandate: Our mandate is to provide information and advice to the office of the Greater Sudbury Police Chief with respect to matters relating to youth within the City of Greater Sudbury as it relates to policing whilst supporting the GSPS's Business Plan.