Do you want to have a say in how youth services are offered in Kelowna?
We need your voice!
What is the Youth Advisory & Action Council?
BC Integrated Youth Services Initiative is a pilot project to transform how youth and young adults access health and social services in Kelowna. The purpose of the advisory council is to empower community members to have their say in youth mental health and substance use., among other services offered. Youth who join will have a chance to share their ideas and help to create change to best serve the Okanagan’s youth!
What type of things might I do?
Youth who are selected for the group will be asked to attend a once monthly meeting, and invited to to act as advocates, and educators. The exact responsibilities will be determined by the group and mentors but might include:
Be part of designing the new clinic
Helping hire new staff
Plan educational events for youth in the community
Speaking at events and/or helping coordinate clinic events
Providing feedback on services provided by the clinic
Do I need any experience?
No experience is necessary, just a voice and interest in creating change in our community and health services. We will be accepting youth with and without lived experience of mental illness and who are innovators and are passionate about promoting mental health and wellbeing.
How do I apply? What is application deadline?
Complete the attached application form and submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also apply online at cmhakelowna.com/yaacapply
. Applications are being accepted until December 16, 2016.
Want to find out more before applying?