Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council

PAYC Council Members

  • Shyla Elgie,
  • Elijah Mack-Stirling
  • Diana Charlie-Iraheta
  • Samantha Jack
  • Mikayla Mayner

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 with the BCAAFC, local Friendship Centre and Nations