Youth Ambassadors support the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) program by sharing their lived experience with youth living with a Learning Disability and/or ADHD, facilitating meaningful discussion, and supporting the program participants alongside the program facilitators.
The Y2Y program aims to support youth by creating a space where they can explore issues of concern together. The sessions create a safe and inclusive environment for youth with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD to meet and share their struggles and strategies for success.
The LDANR is currently seeking (3) Youth Ambassadors to help deliver the monthly Y2Y program.
In order to be successful in this role, you must:
• Be between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age (inclusive);
• Have an official diagnosis of a Learning Disability and/or ADHD;
• Reside within the Niagara area;
• Be willing to share your own experiences of living with a Learning Disability and/or ADHD;
• Have access to a working device with microphone, camera, and reliable internet access;
• Have experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Microsoft Teams;
As a thank you for your time, ambassadors will receive a $500 honorarium which they may use to help pursue their own educational endeavours!
Want more information about this opportunity?
Ready to make a difference in the lives of other youth with a learning disability and/or ADHD?
Other Important Info for Youth Ambassadors
- Mandatory Training: All new and returning ambassadors are required to attend mandatory training
- Mandatory Vulnerable Sector Checks: All individuals working with the LDANR, age 18 and above, must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) less than a year old. To apply for a PVSC you must bring two pieces of government identification to the police station. If you are not a resident of Niagara, but have a temporary Niagara address, you must also bring with you proof of current local address. A volunteer PVSC costs $20. For more information on applying for a PVSC, click here. Please note, it usually takes weeks for a vulnerable sector check to be processed, so don’t wait!
- Mandatory completion of Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training module – Working Together: The Code and the AODA (click here to access).
- Mandatory completion of Ministry of Labour Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps training module (click here to access).
Generously funded by: The Humeniuk Foundation