The OFIFC’s Indigenous Youth Council (OFIFC – IYC) is calling out for youth from the Southeast region to become a member of the OFIFC – IYC and fill the vacant Southeast Regional Representative position. 

The OFIFC – IYC is hoping to fill the position to ensure a full council. The term is six months, from February to July 2023, to fill a current vacant term. They can be re-elected at the Annual Youth Elections Assembly (AYEA) happening in Niagara July this year. 

Listed below are the qualification requirements, as well as the regional representative responsibilities: 

Southeast Region: Brantford, Fort Erie, Hamilton, Niagara Regional, Peterborough (Nogojiwanong), Ottawa (Odawa), Peel (The Indigenous Network), Toronto. Regional Representatives 


  • Attend the monthly conference calls and two face to face meetings over the course of the year; 
  • Maintain contact with local Friendship Centre’s within their respective region; 
  • Identify concerns and/or issues that affect the youth within their region; 
  • Assist with writing or verbal delivery of regional reports; and 
  • Keep OFIFC – IYC Executive Committee updated on local youth initiatives, events, and activities.


  • Are between 18 and 24 years old; 
  • Have support from their local Friendship Centre and are actively involved within the Centre;
  • Upon joining the council, they must obtain a Vulnerable Sectors Check from the Canadian Police Information Centre within 90 days of election;
  • Provide a Letter of Support from their Friendship Centre, which can be from a staff persons or Executive Director (see attached template); and 
  • Provide a Letter of Intent (see attached template). 

Please have interested youth send their contact information, Letter of Intent and Support Letter to by February 20, 2023. If you have any questions or need supports in applying for a position, please contact Youth Engagement Facilitator, Ella Rose via email at or via phone at 416-956-7575 ext. 428.