The Young Greens Council represents the youth wing of the Green Party and serves all members under the age of 30.
Nominations are now open for the 2013-2014 Young Greens Council -> apply here!
The Young Greens promote the core principles of green politics, help young Canadians become more active and effective within the Green Party of Canada, network Green campus and city-wide clubs, and help shape the policy and strategy of the Green Party of Canada.
The Young Greens of Canada are supported by the Young Greens Council - comprised of eight members elected each year by the membership via an online vote. The Council is responsible for the growth and continued success of the Young Greens of Canada. This year’s beautiful and talented Young Green council is listed below.
YGC Job Descriptions
The Young Greens Council steers and supports all Young Greens activities, as well as managing the Young Greens Budget. The council meets up regularly on conference calls and implements actions throughout the year. The time commitment is determined by which projects are taken on by the council, but you can expect between 10-20 hours of work per month as a minimum (higher for the co-chairs)
Co-Chairs (two positions): The Co-Chairs facilitate the Young Greens Council's activities and are responsible for reaching consensus on council's broad objectives for the year. Each Co-Chair is also responsible for representing the Green Party's youth on Federal Council, the GPC's highest governing body. Co-Chairs typically invest a minimum of 5 hours a week performing their duties.
Campaigns and External Chair: The Campaigns and External Chair is responsible for growing the Young Greens Council’s volunteer base, campus-club relationship management, and directing campaigns that advance the interests of the GPC and YGC. Towards this end, the Campaigns and External Chair directs the Campaigns working group, which consists of active Young Greens with demonstrable campaign skills. Finally, the Campaigns and External Chair represents Young Greens on Federal Council’s Campaigns Committee. The Campaigns and External Chair typically spends a minimum of 5 hours a week performing these duties.
Communications Chair: The Communications Chair is responsible for managing the Young Greens Council’s messaging and brand. This involves devising a communications strategy to communicate the ideas, vision and identity of the YGC to a broad audience. The Communications Chair is assisted by the Anglophone and Francophone Communications Directors in implementing this strategy. The Communications Chair also chairs the Communications Working Group, which consists of both communications directors and Young Green volunteers. The Communications Chair typically spends a minimum of 5 hours a week performing these duties.
Finance Chair: The Finance Chair is responsible for acting as liaison with the GPC’s accountant, preparing the YGC’s budget for the year and representing Young Greens on Federal Council’s Annual Planning and Budget Commitee. The Finance Chair typically spends a minimum of 5 hours a week performing these duties.