Survey on Youth Health Priorities

Posted on behalf of the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health

This summer, the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) spoke with youth aged 15-30 across the country to gain a deeper understanding of young people’s knowledge of their rights and experiences in accessing health care in Canada.

This work is part of the Health Rights and Responsibilities Project, a partnership with AstraZeneca Canada’s Young Health Program that aims to mobilize and empower young people to advocate for issues impacting their health and wellbeing. The centrepiece of the project, the Health Rights online advocacy campaign, will launch this October – Watch this space!

We're seeking input from Canada’s young people.

At this stage in our project, we hope to reach youth in as many Canadian communities as possible to learn their perspectives on their rights and access to health care.

Please help us learn more by circulating this short survey to the youth in your networks.

Click here to download some pre-drafted posts for sharing on social media. 

Parachute injury prevention grant opportunity

Parachute is pleased to announce 4 grant opportunities to raise awareness of rail safety by targeting all road users (pedestrians, cyclists and drivers) across Canada. Parachute is a national, charitable organization dedicated to bringing attention to the issue of preventable injury and helping Canadians reduce their risks for injury.  

About the #CrossSAFE Program 

The #CrossSAFE program, which is funded in part by Transport Canada, will help to grow the capacity of local communities committed to rail safety education and awareness across Canada. Parachute will integrate #CrossSAFE messages and materials into annual educational campaigns (such as Back to School, National Teen Driver Safety Week and National Rail Safety Week) with a tie-in to rail safety and Vision Zero efforts. #CrossSAFE will measure a change in understanding of safe behaviours around railways with parents, children and youth. 

For more information, visit Parachute or download the call for submissions.


The Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award

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The Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award was established to honour the life and contributions of Michelle Harkness, Manager, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Training and Events at AllerGen NCE Inc. We invite you to read AllerGen’s moving tribute to Michelle.

Michelle was a friend to Sandbox and a champion of promising young researchers, students and leaders across Canada. In partnership with The Sandbox Project, the Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award will support AllerGen’s researchers, trainees and partners as they strive toward a healthier future for Canadians and the global community.