Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council

PAYC Council Members

Shyla Elgie (Prince George Native Friendship Centre)
Elijah Mack-Stirling (Conayt Friendship Society)
Diana Charlie-Iraheta (Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre)
Samantha Jack (Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association)
Mikayla Mayner (Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre)

PAYC works to:

  • Represent youth voices at a provincial level
  • Implement province-wide initiatives to benefit Indigenous youth
  • Provide a network of communication connecting youth to the Friendship Centre Movement
  • Encourage and support BC Friendship Centres to develop strong local youth councils
  • Act as a liaison between Friendship Centre youth councils, PAYC, and the BCAAFC Board of Directors
  • Co-host the annual Gathering Our Voices (GOV) Indigenous Youth Leadership Training event