Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council

PAYC Council Members

Diana Charlie-Iraheta, BCAAFC Board of Directors Youth Representative
Ava Thomas-Brown, NAFC Aboriginal Youth Council BC Representative
Morgan Behn, Unified Aboriginal Youth Collective Representative
Omer Yucesoy, Unified Aboriginal Youth Collective Representative

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