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Children and Youth Planning Table:Upcoming Events

The CYPT is looking to pull together a team of 8-10 youth ambassadors from across the region to help promote the 2023 Youth Impact Survey. Do you have a young person in mind who would be interested in this compensated opportunity? Please let them know they can find more info and apply by clicking here. Please spread news of this chance far and wide! The application deadline closes midnight on April 4th!



Please save June 13th as the date for the upcoming all-member meeting, the first of only two all-member meetings in the year. Timing and exact details are TBD, but we can't wait to see you there! On April 24th, 12:30 to 1:30pm, join a belonging shared measurement webinar with Serena McDiarmid (University of Waterloo).

This webinar will provide an update on the Measurement for Change project (formerly the “Well-being Shared Measurement Task Group”), with a focus on the Waterloo Region Belonging Survey – Youth Version (Age 14+). In this session, we will revisit why belonging is a priority for the CYPT. You will then hear how the survey was designed and tested, how data from our community and across Canada was used to improve the survey, and preliminary findings about the state of belonging in our community. The session will end with an update about what the Measurement for Change team has planned next. No registration is required for the webinar. On the day, please use the below Zoom information to join the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! https://regionofwaterloo.zoom.us/j/95009589134?pwd=Q2lwS1Q4YTEyN0lrSGpkRFNQamFDUT09  Meeting ID: 950 0958 9134 Passcode: 969720



Youth Employment Support Grant

The City of Kitchener's Youth Employment Support Grant is live! This grant will help reduce barriers to summer jobs for youth with low income by offering up to $300 to get what they need to apply or to be eligible to apply for summer jobs with the City of Kitchener. Please share it far and wide with youth connected to your organization. For more information, including the application link, please click here. Applications are open until April 28, 2023.

Healing of the Seven Generations will be hosting Ga'nigqhi:yo, a youth conference that is youth inspired but all are welcomed. May 15 & 16, 2023; 9am to 8pm Please click here to purchase a ticket. For more information, please reach out to Latasha.

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