Youth Engagement

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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.

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Current Opportunities

The child and youth mental health system in Peel is embarking on an exciting new pilot project! We are currently accepting applications from youth ages 18-25 to participate in a free 8-week peer support training program. The training will cover a variety of topics, including confidentiality, safety planning, setting boundaries and SafeTalk suicide alertness. At the end of the 8 weeks of training, participants will be invited to apply for paid part-time positions as Youth Peer Support Workers. If you are a young person between the ages of 18-25 (or you know someone who is) then this is a really cool opportunity for you to learn more about mental health and how to support your peers who may be struggling. Contact for more information or click here to apply online.

Applications are due by Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. All applicants will be contacted by email on Friday, September 27, 2019 to confirm whether or not they have a spot in the training.

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