COVID-19 Update for Peer Support HelpLine

PYAP Youth Ambassador Applications

PYAP Youth Ambassador Applications

PYAP Applications are now closed. Applicants can expect to hear back from us by Mid-June!

PYAP Applications are now closed. Applicants can expect to hear back from us by Mid-June!

Please note: PYAP has the ability to change and adapt depending on the state of Covid-19, and the needs of youth. This means some of the programming outlined below may change, and that we might focus more on online programming until its safe to gather in person. <3

Previous experience is not necessary to become a Provincial Youth Ambassador! 
To be a Provincial Youth Ambassador, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18-29;  
  • Identify  as 2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Gender Queer, Queer, Asexual, Questioning or another identity that falls within the queer/trans spectrum; 
  • Commit to at least 10-15 hours/month between April 2020 – March 2021; 
  • Commit to attending a regional weekend retreat in Ontario (expenses paid) in August 2020; and 
  • Commit to attending monthly online meetings. 
     

Youth Ambassadors [YA’s] work closely with 1-2 other YA’s from their local region. As a pair/group, they will:  

  • develop a service project in their local region that helps meet the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth (this could be a drop in program, an arts-based event, online programming, the development of resources, among other ideas you can come up with as a group!)  
  • attend local festivals, events and Prides to promote PYAP and LGBT YouthLine services (online and/or in person depending on the state of Covid-19); 
  • build relationships and connections with 2SLGBTQ+ supports and resources in your local region 
  • co-develop a long-form recommendations report based off the 19/20 PYAP Needs Assessment results 
     

Twenty Youth Ambassadors (YA’s) will be selected to be a part of this years’ cohort, broken into three groups: 

  • 6 Youth in North West Ontario (Thunder Bay and further North)  
  • 6 Youth in North East Ontario (Areas around Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, etc.)  
  • 8 Youth in Southern Ontario (Areas south of Parry Sound, including Barrie, Ottawa, Windsor, Owen Sound, etc.)  

Each of these groups will be supported by a Project Assistant specific to their region, community partners, and YA’s that might be continuing from this past cycle. Each group will have one retreat hosted locally to build trust and skills to be able to develop projects in their communities. YA’s will also participate in online monthly skill development sessions.  
 
Please note that this is a volunteer position. However, all expenses associated with PYAP is covered by LGBT YouthLine, which includes travel, accommodations, materials, etc.  
 

LGBT YouthLine recognizes the many barriers youth face in seeking opportunities for mentorship and growth. In light of this, we strive to provide supportive and inclusive skill-development to youth who are often marginalized and devalued. 
 
We encourage applications from Indigenous youth, youth from African/Caribbean/Black communities, youth of colour, trans youth, single parents, refugees, immigrants, working class youth, and youth with disabilities. 

For more information about PYAP:  

PYAP Applications are now closed. Applicants can expect to hear back from us by Mid-June!