The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Northwest Territories (NWT) Youth Ambassador Program.

The program is open to youth aged 16 to 24 and provides NWT youth with opportunities to build leadership skills through participation at special events and volunteer assignments.

Past NWT Youth Ambassadors have attended the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, Canada Summer Games and the North American Indigenous Games.

Applicants are selected based on community involvement, commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a personal reflection on how the Youth Ambassador Program will help them in the future.

Youth can apply online or submit a verbal application over the phone, by contacting Ashley Gillis, Youth and Volunteer Leadership Specialist, at (867) 767-9166 ext: 21107 or by email at ashley_gillis@gov.nt.ca.

The deadline to apply is September 19, 2018.