Youth interactions and engagement present a unique and exciting opportunity for police services. The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) recognizes that youth have had an impact within our community and have used their voices to effect change. Our Youth Advisory Council was developed to promote a partnership between youth in our community and the HRPS. The goal of the Youth Advisory Council is to:

  • Advise the HRPS on how our policies, programs and outreach initiatives are impacting youth living in the Region of Halton.
  • Understand how our current programs and initiatives can be enhanced to better support and serve our youth and the community.

Apply to the Youth Advisory Council

Thank you for your interest in the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Applications for the 2022 YAC are no longer being accepted. Please check back later for future opportunities / openings.

Please note, guests who wish to attend our in-person meetings are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry to our facilities. Should you have a medical exemption or protected ground exemption, please let us know in advance of the first scheduled meeting.

Why we created a Youth Advisory Council

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  • Be a source of positive change through inclusion and collaboration with local youth and the Police Service.
  • Highlight our Police Service's commitment to youth development and leadership.
  • Ensure we have a point of reference within the community to guide us in future programming and services aimed at youth.
  • Help address obstacles to Police and youth engagement.
  • Promote volunteerism within the community and Police Service.
  • Create youth ambassadors who can promote the work we are doing within the community.
  • Assist our Police Service in the development of other Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives/programming.


Contact Information

For more information about the HRPS Youth Advisory Council, contact:

Sergeant Ryan Smith
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 905-825-4777 ext. 5130