What is the CCYP Ambassador Program?

The CCYP Ambassador Program is an opportunity for children and young people to have their voices heard on how things could be improved for children and young people in Tasmania.

Ambassadors will help the Commissioner understand what is important for children and young people and will be provided with opportunities to come together to discuss key issues and influence decision-makers.

What will CCYP Ambassadors do?

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to meet with the Commissioner to:

  • Share their opinions and ideas about what is important to them to help the Commissioner be a strong advocate for Tasmanian children and young people.
  • Learn about and promote the rights that children and young people have under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Complete special projects. These projects will be developed through conversations with CCYP Ambassadors and will inform the Commissioner’s work on behalf of children and young people in Tasmania.

Future Tasmania – the 2020 CCYP Ambassador zine

Normally, the Commissioner and her Ambassadors have many opportunities to meet in person throughout the year. However, 2020 has been an exceptionally unusual year and most face-to-face meetings have had to be cancelled. This has not deterred the CCYP Ambassadors! They collaborated together to create an online digital magazine, or zine, examining issues they’d like addressed to make their future Tasmania a better place. The Ambassadors explored three key topics: climate change and the environment, mental health, and equity and diversity, through a range of media. Artists at art and social change organisation, Big hART helped to pull their contributions together into an amazing zine that the Ambassadors presented to Tasmania’s leaders and decision makers on 25 September, 2020 at our CCYP Ambassador Statewide Event.

View Future Tasmania to gain an insight into the thoughts and ideas young Tasmanians have for their state and for their future.

To view a PDF print version of the zine (minus all the sound and animation), click here.

How can I Apply?

Applications for the 2020 CCYP Ambassador program have now closed.

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on 2020 CCYP Ambassador program activities, we are not accepting applications for 2021.

We anticipate a new cohort of CCYP Ambassadors will be recruited for 2022. Please visit this page towards the end of 2021 for further information.

For more information about the CCYP Ambassador Program please see below (please note that these are for archival information only now that applications have closed):

Should you have any questions about the program, please contact CCYP on (03) 6166 1366 or email us at ccyp.ambassadors@childcomm.tas.gov.au.