The Mental Health Commission of Canada's Youth Council is a safe space allowing individuals with lived experience between the ages of 18-30 to provide a youth perspective on mental health and recovery. They are seeking four new members to join the diverse council.
The deadline to apply is on Friday, September 13.
1.2 million children and youth in Canada are affected by mental illness, less than 20 per cent will receive appropriate treatment. By age 25, one in five Canadians will have developed a mental illness. It is essential to understand their needs and experiences to improve our mental health system.
Located across Canada, Youth Council members represent themselves and their communities, bringing their own experiences to the table. They advocate on behalf of young people with mental health problems or illnesses, represent the voice of young people at MHCC as well as participate in events to promote recovery and inspire other youth.
This year, to retain geographical balance, MHCC is seeking new members from four regions:
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
Yukon and the Northwest Territories
They are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds:
Young adults (age 18 to 25) who have personal lived experience of a mental health problem or illness or you are a caregiver
Individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds
Individuals with physical disabilities
Youth with diverse educational and linguistic backgrounds
* MHCC welcomes applications by candidates from all parts of Canada and various backgrounds
Click here to learn more about the MHCC Youth Council and our current members.
To apply, please visit the MHCC website to complete the application form.