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Emotional Trauma and Parent-Child Relationships
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Emotional Trauma and Parent-Child Relationships

This month’s Speak Real Podcast episode is a nod to May being mental health awareness month as well as Asian heritage month in Canada. Varinder Kaur Paul, Creative Lead and Speaker at YouthSpeak, sits down with Shivani Gupta, Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, who is the first mental health professional to be featured on this...

The Transgender Experience Blog Post
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The Transgender Experience Blog Post

June’s SpeakReal Podcast is a special Pride month Edition! Lolita Richards (Youth Facilitator and Social Media Coordinator) had the opportunity to speak with Alex Andras (Youth Facilitator and Team Engagement Lead)..  The LGBTQ2SAI+ community acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirit, Asexual (sometimes Ally), Intersex plus many more identities.  Alex speaks on his...

Autism Awareness Month Speak Real Podcast
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Autism Awareness Month Speak Real Podcast

Did you know April is Autism Awareness Month? This month, Alex, one of our wonderful Youth Facilitators, spoke to Shawn Avery about living on the Autism Spectrum. Shawn has been a speaker for YouthSpeak for nine years and is such an inspiration! Shawn experiencing anxiety and bullying through his school years has allowed him to...

Has Internalized Misogyny and Feminism affected your Mental Health?
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Has Internalized Misogyny and Feminism affected your Mental Health?

Did you know that internalized misogyny can have an impact on one’s view on feminism and impact mental health? Misogyny can be defined as “hatred of, aversion to, or prejudice against women (Merriam-Webster, n.d.)”. This month, one of our Youth Facilitators, Lolita, met with Lauren Zacharias, writer for the Justice for Society Magazine, to discuss...

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Volunteer Application

Our volunteers are a valued and integral part of the organization. We welcome volunteers in other capacities Event planning Student placements Administrative support Sharing special skills with team of youth speakers Grant-writing Volunteer Application If you would like to chat more about volunteering with YouthSpeak, please contact Una Wright at 905-967-0604 or una@youthspeak.ca

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Board Member Positions

We are currently recruiting people who have a passion to contribute to the overall well-being of youth by joining our Board of Directors and/or other volunteer opportunities. The benefits of volunteering include excellent opportunity for involvement in a meaningful experience, satisfaction of making a difference in the community and with youth, an opportunity to work...

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Nominating Committee Chair – Job Description

Role of the Nominating Committee The Nominating Committee plays an integral role in ensuring the Board of Directors and Board Committees positions are appropriately filled to support the organization as required. The Committee is responsible for recruiting and onboarding volunteer Board and Board Committee Members as directed by the Board of Directors and Board Committee...

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Marketing & Communications Committee Chair – Job Description

Role of the Marketing & Communications Committee The Marketing & Communications Committee plays an integral role in the organization’s external communications, helping to drive program bookings, increase the charity’s public profile and support fundraising efforts. The Committee is responsible for the organization’s marketing and public relations needs, including the development and implementation of a marketing...

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Fundraising Committee Chair – Job Description

Role of the Fundraising Committee The Fundraising Committee plays an integral role in ensuring the organization is adequately funded to execute on its mandate. The Committee is responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy to meet the organization’s fundraising goals set by the Board of Directors in the annual budget. Responsibilities of Committee Chair...

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