Calgary resident SAGAR Grewal has made it to the list of the 10 new members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Youth Council.PM Justin Trudeau welcomed the 10 new members to his Youth Council making it to the total of 21.
Trudeau said: “I thank the original 15 members of the Youth Council for their dedication and advice over the last two years. I look forward to hearing the innovative ideas that the new members will bring with them. Their perspectives are crucial to shaping policies that will benefit young people and all Canadians.”
Grewal was born and raised in Calgary.He is pursuing an undergraduate degree in biomechanics, and represents his fellow students as a member of the university’s Board of Governors and as President of the Students’ Union.
As a representative of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Grewal successfully advocated for free academic support, and raised nearly $1 million to foster inclusiveness on campus through creating new student study spaces and barrier-free change rooms.
Grewal works at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre on studies supported by the International Olympic Committee and the National Basketball Association.
The members elected, together will continue to provide important, non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues that matter to young people and all Canadians – including mental health, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, diversity, innovation, economic growth that works for everyone, as well as youth employment and youth service.
The members will join the 11 current members, bringing the Youth Council to a total of 21 members. The original 15 members named in 2016 have concluded their mandate and now begin their work as Youth Council Alumni.
During the last year, the Youth Council has also worked with the Government of Canada to develop Canada’s first-ever youth policy.
As part of the consultation phase, the Youth Council, youth-serving organizations, and other youth ambassadors led in-person roundtable discussions across the country and engaged young people on what a youth policy should look like. Young people also submitted ideas through YouthAction.ca.
Over the summer, further discussions will be held with young people to explore how to create a national youth policy that reflects their priorities and addresses the issues young Canadians care about.