Jane has always believed in the power of young people.

They give her hope. Today, they’re more connected, informed, and equipped to save our planet than any generation before them. So, it’s no surprise that youth leadership is at the heart of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada.

Youth Advisory Council members sit on a variety of committees, run their own self-directed initiatives, and provide input on everything from programs to communications. New applicants are selected every year and can serve up to two years on the Council.  

They are not the leaders of tomorrow.  They are leading change todayAnd we are incredibly proud of all of them. 

The Council Meets with Elizabeth May

In spring of 2020, members of the Youth Advisory Council met with Elizabeth May to discuss Bill C-12 and climate justice.

Meet the Council

Join the Youth Advisory Council

Applications for the 2023-24 Youth Advisory Council are currently closed. Applications will reopen in the spring of 2024.

As a member of the Youth Advisory Council, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape our program directions and work on a number of initiatives focused on biodiversity loss, climate change, and environmental inequity.


More Ways for Youth to Get Involved

Become a Roots & Shoots Member

Start a Roots & Shoots group today and join tens of thousands of young people across the country who have committed to inspiring action in their communities.

Join a Campaign

Our community campaigns are part of a grassroots movement that’s ending the illegal wildlife trade, educating Canadians, changing behaviours, and putting pressure on decision-makers to work faster.