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.
We’re excited to finally announce the 2020 Youth Ambassador Community Projects! Check out the full project details by clicking here!
We are super lucky to have 14 amazing Youth Ambassadors (YAs) as part of the 2020/2021 PYAP Cohort!
The YAs began their volunteer positions in June, participating in weekly YouthLine core trainings and skill shares. This Cohort has been incredibly lucky to learn from so many wonderful 2SLGBTQ+ community members throughout our training cycle. The YAs have also been busy with team building activities; due to Covid-19, we were not able to have our Opening Retreat, so we moved our team building to online spaces: escape rooms, ‘gaymes’ nights, and colouring galore!
Moving into the Fall, the YAs are busy planning and implementing their community projects. Online Black-only support spaces, 2SLGBTQ+ youth zines, community needs assessments, affirmation decks, and online video resources, just to name a few! For more information about the YA community projects, including how you can get involved, visit this page: PYAP Projects 2020
In December, PYAP will have our closing celebrations, as we say goodbye to another year of wonderful Youth Ambassadors <3
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.