Wrapping up 2019/2020 Provincial Youth Ambassador Project
The Provincial Youth Ambassador Project 2019/2020 cohort has sadly come to an end. We had such an amazing year, and are so incredibly proud of the Youth Ambassadors, and all of the work they have done to support and amplify the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ communities across Ontario.
Check out a couple of the highlights from PYAP 19/20:
April 2019: 18 Youth Ambassadors are selected from across the province to be part of the Provincial Youth Ambassador Project.
May 2019: Youth Ambassadors spend a weekend together in Stouffville building leadership skills, and more importantly, building community <3
June – August 2019: Youth Ambassadors support LGBT YouthLine in attending over 50 Pride celebrations throughout the province! YA’s provided information to all Pride goers about the supports that LGBT YouthLine offers! For many YA’s, this was their first time attending Pride festivals <3
July – October 2019: The PYAP launches the 2SLGBTQ+ Provincial Needs Assessment, and is able to gather responses from almost 1,200 2SLGBTQ+ youth!
September 2019 – January 2020: The PYAP Team codes and analyzes all the responses from the Provincial Needs Assessment, and writes 6 reports from the responses, including 1 Summary Report, and 5 Snapshot Reports highlighting communities that are most-often made invisible: Indigenous Youth, Northern Youth, Youth Under 18, Trans+ Youth and Racialized Youth. Check them out here
February 2020: PYAP goes on an 11 city tour to launch the needs assessment results, sharing the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth. PYAP also launched 2 youth-made zines: *Navigating Rural Landscapes as a 2SLGBTQ+ Youth: Grey/Bruce Collaborative Zine* and *Circle of Belonging: Letters of Love from Northern 2SLGBTQ+ Youth* Check them out here!
March 2020: Youth Ambassadors meet in Toronto for the Project Closing Retreat
To the cohort of 2019/2020 PYAP, thank you for your love, dedication and power <3
Check out our publications page here housing our collaborative zines, Provincial Needs Assessment and Snapshot Reports from the PYAP 2019/2020 cohort!