Youth and Parent Advisory Committees

Youth Advisory Committee

It’s important to Pathstone to engage young people as Youth Advisors on our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) who can provide feedback on our services, programs, communication materials and work on new initiatives to raise awareness about children’s mental health.  Our Committee is made up of a diverse group of young people from across the Niagara Region range in age from 14 to 25 who are interested in serving as a Youth Advisor.

Pathstone Youth Advisors can participate by:

  • Assisting with increasing child/youth friendly content, identify barriers to service, and to promote awareness and accessibility of our services to children and youth within the Niagara Region.
  • Representing youth’s voice on committees, at information booths and events
  • Sharing creative ideas and gain experience in a group/committee environment.
  • Identifying emerging youth issues

Benefits of Becoming a Youth Advisor

  • Gain hours towards High School Community service
  • Make an impact in your community
  • Meet like-minded people

Impact Projects our YAC has already completed

  • @YouthofPathstone Instagram account – give it a follow!
  • Naming the Hear & Now Walk in Clinic and logo design contest

Are you interested in being a part of our Youth Advisory Team?  Complete the volunteer application form or email

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is made up of family members and caregivers who have demonstrated advocacy and leadership around mental illness within their communities or associations.

Committee members share their share experiences and opinions relating to child and youth mental health, helping inform and advise Pathstone Mental Health on key issues, priorities and opportunities for clients and their families, including

  • Ways in which service delivery can be improved
  • Public education strategies
  • Evaluation of Pathstone’s impact on clients and their families
  • Links to support groups

PAC Members:

  • Participate in committees, projects, outreach activities, task forces, etc.
  • Respond in a timely and flexible fashion to requests for evaluation of Pathstone’s work and its impact
  • Act as a spokesperson or champion for Pathstone in their own network and communities

Are you interested in becoming a member of our Parent Advisory?  Complete the volunteer application form or email


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