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

What do CCYP Ambassadors do?

Ambassadors 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.

How can I Apply?

Applications for the 2022 CCYP Ambassador Program are open now and will close at 5pm, 18 February 2022.

You can apply online here or download a PDF form and email your completed form to  .

If you have any questions about the program or how to apply (including if you would like to discuss alternative methods to using the online application form), please contact CCYP on (03) 6166 1366 or email us at ccyp.ambassadors@childcomm.tas.gov.au.

 

Example of an Ambassador Project: Future Tasmania

In 2020, most face-to-face meetings had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. This didn’t deter the CCYP Ambassadors! They worked 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.