Welcome to the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’
National Youth Council

YOuthCouncil_2013_WebThe Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Youth Council (CAP NYC) is a group of Provincial Youth Representatives from across Canada who advocate on behalf of the concerns and interests of off-reserve Aboriginal Youth at the national level. The Youth Council communicates on a regular basis and discusses issues and solutions to socioeconomic factors affecting the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. The CAP NYC is made up of one voting member from each Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) affiliate, a National Youth Representative who is a voting member of the CAP Board of Directors and a Steering Committee which helps support the National Youth Representative and National Youth Council.

Through involvement with the CAP NYC, Youth will ensure that off-reserve Aboriginal Youth in local communities and provinces have an active voice in decisions by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. Printable Youth BrochurePDF     



National Youth Council Representatives

National Youth Representative:

Jessica Bolduc | bolducssm@gmail.com

Steering Committee Members:

Bradley Cooper | bradcooper314@gmail.com
Isaac Rekve | rekveisaac@gmail.com
Jed Palmater | cap.yc.steering@hotmail.com

Provincial Youth Representatives:

NunatuKavut Community Council (Labrador)
Holly Greenleaves | hgreenleaves@nunatukavut.com

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations Band (Newfoundland)
Vacant | info@qalipu.ca

Native Council of Prince Edward Island
Richard Cooper | richardcooper@ncpei.com

New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council
Christy Mellor  |  christymellor@hotmail.com

Native Council of Nova Scotia
Rebecca Thorbourne | rthorbourne@hotmail.com

Native Alliance of Quebec
Vacant| info@aaqnaq.com

Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People
Jerica Ryan | Jerica.ryan@hwdsb.on.ca

Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan Inc.
Isaac Rekve | rekveisaac@gmail.com

United Native Nations (British Colombia)
Jessica Lafond | taun_911@hotmail.com


Youth Resources

CAP NYC Welcome Package

This document was developed to assist ne

w and potential youth members. It provides a basic overview of CAP, the CAP NYC and some of the expectations that come with various roles within the CAP NYC.

CAP NYC Manual

The CAP NYC developed a series of guides to increase youth engagement and help strengthen youth councils: