The Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) program aims to support teens and youth by creating a space where they can explore issues of concern together. The monthly sessions will create a safe and inclusive environment for youth with learning disabilities and/or ADHD to meet and share their struggles and strategies for success.
As part of the program, there will be youth ambassadors, who have lived experience having a learning disability and/or ADHD , facilitating meaningful discussion and supporting the program participants alongside the program facilitator.
As such, the LDANR is seeking (3) Youth Ambassadors to help deliver the monthly Y2Y program.
As a Youth Ambassador, you will help support the youth and teens in the program by facilitating discussions with guest speakers (if applicable) and by sharing your lived experience with a learning disability. 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