The Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) was created in 2013 in response to the interest generated by the report Reaching for the Top: A Report by the Advisor on Healthy Children & Youth.
Working collaboratively with industry, government, research, health practitioners and families, the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health’s objectives are:
- To be Canada’s strong youth voice in issues relating to child and youth health
- To lead youth in creating independent initiatives and policy proposals in the areas of Injury Prevention, Mental Health, Growing Healthy Bodies, and the Environment
- To create opportunities to support and educate Canadian youth with the goal of improved quality of health in youth across the country
- To develop new relationships with people and organizations involved in youth health issues
- To generate national awareness of youth health initiatives
YCRH members represent youth between the ages of 15-30 from across Canada in wide-ranging issues related to the health and well-being of young people. The YCRH seeks to include the perspectives of all races, ethnic origins, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses and abilities. The maximum age allowed to apply and/or act as a member of the YCRH is 30.
YCRH Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting is the marquee event for the YCRH. Youth attend informative presentations and engage in constructive discussion around youth health. This forum also provides the opportunity for committees to gather face-to-face in order to set priorities and move initiatives forward. This YCRH AGM is scheduled to coincide with The Sandbox Project’s annual conference in April 2017.