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Provincial Youth Ambassador Project (PYAP)

Provincial Youth Ambassador Project (PYAP)

The Provincial Youth Ambassador Project [PYAP] brings together 2SLGBTQ+ youth from across the province to increase 2SLGBTQ+ programming and supports in their local regions, strengthen leadership skills, and build networks amongst 2SLGBTQ+ youth. PYAP strives towards building communities that are not only safe and inclusive of 2SLGBTQ+ youth, but also free from systemic barriers and violence.  

PYAP is by 2SLGBTQ+ youth, for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

PYAP 2020 Cohort Update

We are super lucky to have 14 amazing Youth Ambassadors (YAs) as part of the 2020/2021 Cohort. The YAs joined PYAP back in June, and since then have been busy completing their 6 weeks of training. This Cohort has been incredibly lucky to learn from so many wonderful 2SLGBTQ community members throughout our training cycle. We have a couple more skill shares to go, but we are excited to be moving into project planning mode!

The YAs are dreaming of all the different possibilities for their community projects. We’re not releasing all the details yet, but here’s a sneak peek of some ideas that are in the works:  

  • Community specific needs assessments  
  • Zines, zines, zines!  
  • Online plays to amplify youth voices  
  • 2SLGBTQ+ coloring book  
  • Mentorship networks  
  • Online youth spaces

Stay tuned for more details coming your way! 

Wrapping up PYAP 2019/2020

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.

To check out a recap of all the amazing things PYAP was up to in 2019/2020, click here!