Y2Y (Youth to Youth) Ambassador

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 abovemust 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 herePlease 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

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services.

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Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
1338 Fourth Avenue
Unit S215
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 0G1

Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336