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National Youth Leadership Council

Broad Reach believes that initiatives designed to benefit youth have to be informed by youth.

Young people are at an important stage in life when building skills, learning to make good choices, and practicing civic engagement is essential to reduce poverty, live better and more fulfilling lives, and contribute to global sustainability and democratic society.

This is why Broad Reach established the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), a group of dedicated young people who believe in our Mission and are directly engaged to ensure that we are truly a youth-centric organization. From program design to operations and volunteer initiatives, the youth’s voices help steer our decision-making process.

NYLC is a safe space for youth who value leadership, community connections, equity and equal access, to guide meaningful program initiatives that have positive, real life impacts on youth in Canada.

Abhinav Sharma - NYLC - BroadReachCanada
Abhinav Sharma
Came across BRC via an Instagram post
IT Supply Chain Management Guy
Andre Canete
Started sailing through Ships2Shores
Loves learning about our environment, especially local plants
Cindy Zhu
Cindy Zhu
Passionate about volunteering, coding, and learning new things
Ships2Shores '23 participant
Gia Liu - NYLC - Broad Reach Canada
Gia Liu
Spent six years as a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet
Wants to visit all the Great Lakes
Joined in 2023
Had an Amazing Time
Veronica Chang
Veronica Chang
Joined the NYLC to meet other adventurous youth
Enjoys yoga, cooking, and architecture

Join the NYLC

What’s in it for you?

If this Mission aligns with your own values and you believe that what we do is important, then this Youth Council needs you! 


Eligible candidates must be:

  • 12-30 years of age
  • Have to believe that participation in new, daring initiatives such as youth development through sailing results in life-long benefits such as knowledge, skills, resilience, and community belonging
  • Interested to work with a team of dedicated, like-minded young people and adults
  • Committed to influence and develop Broad Reach Canada’s future directions in the context of changing community needs and global changes