For the first time, the CYPT will be adding paid positions for youth to the backbone team! In March we announced that, in partnership with Carizon, we would be hiring 2 Youth Connectors. Thanks to additional support from Smart Waterloo Region (SWR), we will be adding 3 Youth Connectors who will support the Youth Impact Survey, as well as youth engagement efforts of both the CYPT and Smart Waterloo Region.
We can’t wait to welcome our new connectors to the CYPT Backbone Team and we’d like to share a special thank you to everyone who promoted the positions and encouraged youth to apply. We received over 50 applications, and our youth connectors will be starting the last week of April. (Just in time to help promote the Youth Impact Survey).
We can’t stress enough just how many wonderful, talented, and truly incredible applications we received from young people in our community. We are so excited for the opportunity to learn from our new Youth Connectors, and how we can work collectively to better ensure youth are valued, heard, and included in the work of the CYPT and SWR.