The objectives of the Youth Secretariat Act are to:
- Facilitate the planning, development and delivery of services and programs for youth
- Heighten awareness of the needs and aspirations of youth
- Encourage persons and groups interested in providing voluntary services to youth
- Consult with youth on matters that affect youth, including legislation, regulations, policy or programs
- Be responsive to the needs and concerns of youth by seeking feedback and advice regarding the improvement of youth programs and services from persons and groups interested in providing voluntary services to youth, by reviewing existing programs and services and by making recommendations as to how those programs and services may be made more responsive to the needs and aspirations of youth
- Maintain a high public profile by publicizing programs and initiating a dialogue between youth and the Government
- Increased awareness of the needs and aspirations of youth: Citizens and government are aware of the fundamental needs of youth, and the dreams and hopes that guide them on their journey to adulthood.
- Increased support to and services for youth: Youth are increasingly able to obtain the support and services they require to make a successful transition to adulthood. There will be particular emphasis on supporting the implementation of the Child and Youth Strategy.
- Continued advice and recommendation to government on youth issues and government programs and services that respond to those and other issues: Government has access to sound advice and recommendations that are built on research, analysis and thoughtful input from youth stakeholders.