Youth Engagement and Development

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Contact(s)

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Youth engagement is defined as the meaningful participation and continuous involvement of a young person in an activity with a focus outside of him or herself. Youth engagement means amplifying young people's voices, creating safe spaces where they can discuss issues that affect their lives and take action.

Youth that are engaged build life and leadership skills. The process of engagement helps youth to make connections in their community and creates awareness of the social issues they face in their lives.

Health Units across Ontario are engaging youth in public health issues. We are working with youth in schools and the community to raise awareness of health issues, plan and evaluate programs and events, and advocate for healthy policies.

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Volunteers

Youth in our region between the ages of 14 and 18 years who are: interested in health; eager to learn new skills; willing to take part in activities; have a positive attitude; are enthusiastic, reliable and dependable; and want to have fun are encouraged to volunteer.

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit believes that volunteers make an important contribution to the delivery of our programs and is committed to providing opportunities for volunteers to learn and serve the community By volunteering you:

 Helping with social media, ex. giving feedback on messaging, helping to run online forums and pages

  • Interviewing peers or conducting surveys in health issues
  • Developing new games and activities for peers and students
  • Helping plan and participating in creative World No Tobacco Day Activities
  • Trying out and providing feedback on activities/ campaigns
  • Other- you have a say in what you would like to do and what skills you would like to learn!

 North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit will have many volunteer opportunities available to you.

To become a volunteer please complete the following form.

For more information about youth engagement, please visit the following websites:

http://www.youthadvocacy.ca/

http://youthrive.ca/

North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

681 Commercial Street 705.474.1400
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

70 Joseph Street Unit #302 705.746.5801
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

17 Copeland Street 1.800.563.2808
By Appointment Only