YWHO’s advisory capacities are continuously growing based on emerging projects, programs, and youth interests.
YWHO’s youth and family engagement welcomes youth who bring a diversity of lived experience, identities, levels of knowledge, experience, and different interests. These advisories work intentionally to uplift the voices of Black and Indigenous youth, youth of colour, 2SLGBTQ youth, newcomer and/or migrant youth, Disabled youth, youth with lived and living experiences with substance use, and current and former YWHO service users.
YWHO offers youth and family advisors opportunities to build meaningful connections with others, skills development, training, and recognition for their work. YWHO is committed to building safer environments free of discrimination, violence, harassment, always offering regular opportunities to offer feedback, and fair compensation for their time and contributions.
YWHO advisories are most frequently meeting virtually.