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Position: Volunteer Advisor, Youth Advisory Committee –West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub

Committee and Volunteer Description

Operating under Yorktown Family Services at the West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub, the Youth Advisory Committee aims to build youth engagement through monthly committee meetings that will give young people the opportunity to express their views and have their voices heard on topics that are important to them.

Youth engagement is about empowering you as a young person. It ensures all young people are being treated as valuable partners when decisions are being made or addressed here at West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub. Our focus will be on improving programs and services currently being offered. As well as developing social media for the Youth Advisory Committee and a new harm reduction plan for the West Toronto Youth Hub.

Advisor Requirements / Qualification:
  1. 16 – 25 years old
  2. Great communication skills
  3. Ability to work alongside other youths in a respectful manner
  4. Lived experience within the community and accessing services and programs
  5. Be able to commit for a minimum of six months
Advisor Duties / Responsibilities:
  1. Take part in monthly in-person roundtable discussions
  2. Develop an understanding on how to navigate services and programs at West Toronto Youth Hub
  3. Work collectively with other advisor members to help provide feedback on current services and programs offered at the West Toronto Youth Hub
  4. Co-create social media plan to share and connect new and existing community members
  5. Imagine and help co-design new services and program
  6. Explore ways for new partnerships and pop-up initiatives
Benefits for Advisors :
  1. Connect deeper within community and other youth advisor members
  2. Learn how to navigate services and programs offered at Yorktown Family Services/West Toronto Youth Hub
  3. Build personal advocacy and gain leadership skills within a youth framework
  4. Supporting staff on how to create more meaningful opportunities for youth
  5. Gain new transferable skills and work experience to enhance professional profile
  6. An Honoria will be provided after each meeting

Application and Assessments Process:

  1. Apply by completing an application form to Youth Advisory Committee – Yorktown Family Services
  2. Participation in a one-to-one interview
  3. Signing of relevant forms including agreement of confidentiality and code of conduct
  4. Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance in the program

Yorktown is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Yorktown welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Charitable Business Number: BN 136729597 RR0001

For questions and application form, please email Keonna Chambers at Keonna@yorktownfamilyservices.com or call/text at (437)-551-8438

 

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