Young Carers are children, youth, and young adults who experience an alteration in our family role, different from normal cultural and age expectations, as a result of another family members exceptional need or unique family situation.
The mission of the Young Carers Project is to educate the community about the existence and needs of young carers and motivate the community to action. Since the project has started we have expanded beyond Waterloo Region and look forward to sharing information and resources with those involved in national and international young carer movements.
The ceremony for the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers took place last week on Monday, May 30th, 2016. Watch young volunteers receive the recognition they deserve. Fitsum Areguy, a young carer was one of the candidates. We are all so proud of him and all of the volunteers taking time out and giving back to the community, congratulations!
An article on young carers by Andrea Breen, Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph was put up on National Caregiver's Day on the Vanier Institue blog and the Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness webpage.
Check it out here!
The Young Carers Project is introducing a pilot peer program giving young carers an opportunity to connect with other young carers. The program activities will be molded by the young carers interest. To join or for more information please contact Julie, via text at 519-501-9736 or via email at Julie.Laderoute@kitchener.ca.
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