This list of ways to be involved in the work and make an impact on child and youth well-being includes easy actions that you can take to help improve well-being for children and youth in our community. The list will change as opportunities evolve. We’re glad you’re here.
Disaggregating Youth Impact Survey Data
As we continue to dig into the data collected from the 2021 Youth Impact Survey, we are moving toward the disaggregation stage. Work is underway to create 8 Snapshots to help convey the stories specific to subpopulations of young people including:
Age City/Township Gender identity
- Indigenous identity
- Racial identity
Sexual orientation / 2SLGBTQ
- Special needs
- Those with experiences of homelessness
As we get ready to do this, we’d like to connect with members for help and advice on which pieces of data we select to include in each Snapshot. If you have lived experience or work experience tied to any of the aforementioned groups, and would like to help advise in this process, please contact Alison Pearson at email@example.com.
We’ve put these opportunities into three categories based on the time commitment we think would be required to effectively participate.
Interact with CYPT on Twitter
- The Children and Youth Planning Table is on Twitter! This is the most informal way we communicate information to followers about the work we are doing. We also tweet and retweet community events and things that affect child and youth well-being in Waterloo Region. Follow the CYPT on twitter.
Keep CPLC updated with in-house training opportunities
- The Continuous Professional Learning Committee is interested in hearing about upcoming opportunities you have that can benefit more people in Waterloo Region. To let the committee know about an upcoming learning opportunity, please click here.
Champion the work (and CYPT as a whole)
- The CYPT is a community-wide partnership that includes service providers, researchers, planning bodies, and funders serving children, youth, and families in our community. Using a collective impact model, we strive to live our vision of happy healthy children and youth – today and tomorrow. A great way to be involved is to champion the work. Talk about it at your organization, get to know the work the backbone team and other organizations are doing, and begin working to move the needle on the nine dimensions of child and youth well-being in your organization.