Student Voice – Minister's Student Advisory Council
Meet the new council members and see where they come from!
What is the Minister's Student Advisory Council?
The Minister's Student Advisory Council is a group of approximately sixty students from all parts of the publicly funded education system and regions of the province.
Members share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education on how to ensure Ontario's publicly funded schools remain the best in the world.
The council is about empowering youth to 'be the change.' Council members think big, SpeakUp and take action to help other students across the province. They share perspectives and act as change agents by expressing their views directly to the Minister of Education.
What is involved?
The council meets with the Minister of Education twice during the year to share their ideas. During their term, council members create sub-committees on matters of interest and meet virtually to discuss them. They may be invited to participate in consultations regarding policies or programs that impact on students. Finally, council members are invited to attend their Regional Student Forum.
Who can apply?
If you are in grades 7 to 12, you are eligible to be part of the council. Everyone is welcome. No special qualifications are required. The Minister is interested in hearing your ideas.
The council celebrates student diversity and welcomes all perspectives and lived experiences – so please apply!
Giving Students A Stronger Voice
In 2008, the Minister of Education signed an order to create the Minister's Student Advisory Council, under section 10 (a) of the Education Act. The first ever meeting of the Minister's Student Advisory Council was held on May 12, 2009. Each year, approximately sixty students from across the province have provided advice to the Minister of Education on a variety of topics regarding the publicly-funded education system.
Find out what each cohort of Minister's Student Advisory Councils has contributed.