Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement means that young people are involved in planning and making decisions that affect themselves and others. Youth Engagement happens in youth-adult partnerships that are structured so that both groups contribute, teach, and learn from each other. Through Youth Engagement, service providers can do a better job of creating the services, opportunities, and supports that young people need to develop in healthy ways. Youth Engagement also offers service providers the expertise and partnership of young people, helping adults fully understand what it is like to grow up in a rapidly changing world.


Current Opportunities

The child and youth mental health system in Peel is inviting youth and young adults between the ages of 14 – 25 who have received counselling or mental health services to participate in a new 8-week youth peer support group.

Each 8-week group will be facilitated by young adults with lived mental health experience, followed by 8 weeks of 1:1 support.

The program will help youth and young adults with mental health challenges develop a positive peer support system and increase their knowledge of mental health services available in their community.

Topics will include:

  • Grit & Resilience
  • Growth & Change
  • Exploring Self
  • Wellness & Mindfulness

Groups will begin the week of October 13, 2020. Due to COVID-19, groups will be offered online via Zoom.

To register, click here. For more information, please contact .

Parents/caregivers and service providers are also invited to refer youth/young adults to this program. Please contact if you have any questions.

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