Josephine Maharaj (she/her) is a youth rights advocate based in Ottawa, Ontario. She first joined the Young Canadians Parliament in 2022. As an active member of the program, Josephine participated in several meetings with Parliamentarians, and spoke on the issues affecting young Canadians. As a first time member of the Youth Advisory Council, she will continue to dedicate herself to speaking up and raising awareness towards all areas of youth advocacy. Josephine firmly believes in children and youth engaging in matters that affect their lives.