KidsAbility Youth Council (KYC)

KYC is the youth voice for KidsAbility. Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 24 provide input to KidsAbility programs and services, plan events for youth and advocate on behalf of youth with disabilities.

As a council, the KYC works alongside staff at KidsAbility to act as a positive and energetic voice of youth to influence programs and activities. The KYC will work together to create space for youth with disabilities to come together through special events, drop ins and other opportunities as identified by the council.

KYC provides youth with leadership opportunities that encourage personal growth as well as an opportunity to earn volunteer hours.

There will be one KYC committee with subcommittee opportunities specific to your region and interests such as social media, social planning and programs, and youth and mental health.

What to expect:

Youth (between the ages of 14 and 24 that are current, or past clients, or siblings or friends of current or past clients) meet 1-2 times per month to provide input and plan events. Facilitated by the Youth Engagement Lead and the Youth Services Assistant. Youth gain volunteer hours for participating.

When is it Offered:

Monthly meetings between September and June (no meetings July and August). Meetings are 1 hour in length. Participants occasionally volunteer at additional activities throughout the year.

Youth are expected to commit to at least one year of participation (September to June).

How to Access:

If you are:

  • Passionate about bringing the youth voice to create change in your community?Want to be an advocate, champion and ambassador for youth with disabilities?
  • Interested in being part of a team that works together while having fun in the process?
  • Are you between 14-24 years old?Are you a current or past client of KidsAbility, or sibling or friend of client?

And are interested in joining the KYC or just finding out more about this exciting volunteer leadership opportunity, please contact the Youth Engagement Lead for more details and information or fill out the application form located on our Volunteers page.

Youth Services Volunteer Application