Integrated Youth Services Network It appears your browser does not support the latest video playback technology. Update to a modern browser. 406 votes for “Integrated Youth Services Network” I have worked with a peer support program and I have found it to be an incredibly rewarding experience, and I am certain that there is tremendous power in youth supporting youth, especially when it comes to their health! This project has my full support! The mission of the Integrated Youth Services Network is an important one that addresses the urgent needs of youth in our community! I support IYSN’s cause A great approach and urgently needed. I love the collaboration of community agencies coming together to wrap themselves around this need and drive effective solutions, fast. I am passionate about supporting the mental wellness of youth in our community Personally, this cause holds value dear to my heart and I would like to see the youth of Wellington-Guelph be strengthened and supported Integrated Youth Services Network is so important! Great cause Great people. Transforming youth!! As a Peer Helper at the University of Guelph I’ve directly seen how programs like this one can benefit those who are involved. I’ve seen these benefits in other university students and think that a youth program would be so fantastic. Peer support is a game-changer when it comes to working through struggles and set backs. This kind of support has been lacking especially since Covid, and this program will be so important in bring that support back into the community. Decreases the stress and anxiety that comes from the unknown This is a fantastic project as it will not only be led by youth but developed and implemented with the input from youth. I believe a youth support group would be beneficial to the community because it will allow young individuals to identify with others who may experience similar challenges and find trust in those their age. This would be a great experience! The IYSN’s peer support program will be transformative for so many youth in our area! Having a place like this to walk (or Zoom) in, and knowing that someone their age will be there to guide them, is so critical for youth at this moment. Any youth, urban or rural, from any background will benefit from this amazing work! I can’t wait to watch this program build up our future leaders and have a long-lasting ripple effect. The Peer Support Program will address an urgent and rising crisis among youth. We need more safe spaces for youth to feel accepted and free to Express themselves and get the help that they need. I think this program will contribute a great service to the community. Excellent, I can’t wait for the great impact it will have! That’s super important! I feel this service is definitely most important for today’s young adults especially during these trying times This is a great cause and important for our community. Awesome project! The IYSN will be a tremendous support for youth and their families! Supporting Mental health is extremely important especially during these difficult times! Keep up the great work!! Engaging youth is a core value of this project. By working with youth we can build a peer support program that build capacity, skills and engagement across our community. Thank you! I support this project- an idea that has grown in a year from a dream to a reality due to the tremendous collaborative efforts and leadership shown by community partners invested in youth mental health. An investment onbthe future of our community. The IYSN will support a number of sites around the city and county, all of which support youth on a daily basis. This is an amazing initiative to support youth with tremendous community support. Never has the need been so great to provide a fully integrated, safe and welcoming spot for youth to come together to deal with the challenges they are facing. Thank you IYSN! Great project!! This support provides so much for the youth of our community! Great project. Much needed. It is exciting to have youth involved in the planning of services specific to the mental health help that is so needed and made even more urgent by the pandemic. This is an important project for the youth in our area and would provide opportunities for them to have positive experiences. This project will help us to support, work with and guide our youth! The need in communities for projects involving youth is so great. I support all of the agencies working toward this goal. I’m a new resident to the area and it’s great to see this collaborative initiative. Building spaces for dialogue, learning, trust, and creativity can lead to increased wellness for youth in the community. Looking forward to seeing this program grow. The IYSN’s peer support program is something that is much needed for our youth Amazing project! IYSN has given that opportunity to help youth find a connection and maintain support. This has never become more required as during our time continuing to battle COVID-19. More than ever our communities need this kind of help! That is where my vote is going! Support and wellness for youth by youth! Due to the pandemic, these services are needed on a monumental level to support youth mental health! Excited to see this program come to life! An amazing initiative to support the youth of Wellington-Guelph! The IYSN is a valuable initiative which would offer opportunities to empowering youth, enabling them make a difference and impact the community. great effort ! this is a great idea!! good job ICON class !! Such an important initiative. The collaboration is key in making these incredible services readily available for our youth! Great initiative. Definitely needed in our area. Great job done by all getting this off the ground. This is such a great project with so many individuals who are passionate about what they do behind it. This is going to be an awesome benefit for our communities. Great cause! Sounds like a great program. Great project Current times have truly shown the urgent need for a youth-based mental health support service that can provide invaluable assistance and resources to younger people who are troubled, unhappy and disturbed. The IYSN will provide this vital hub in Guelph and area. Your support of this project will help to make it a reality and transform the lives of so many who -both now and in the future- seek the care and understanding of our community, Thank you! Great project! And excited to a be able to participate when the opportunity is there. Amazing community collaboration! Such a needed service in our community for youth mental health! Great project for youth! I SUPPORT IYSN !! Having a safe place where youth that can make things feel like home and familiar is so critical! This will be life changing and so so needed especially now! Give these youth a place to go :)! Peer support, peer mentoring and peer coaching is great tools for youth development.. great project! I support IYSN, great cause This looks like a great program. This is an awesome project! Such an important cause! Amazing Youth Mental Health Project – such a great community project! This is a wonderful cause, and much-needed for the youth in our community. Thank you for leading this important work. Great project…such a great resource for our youths/community. I support the IYSN IT’S a resource that’s needed for our youth, today, tomorrow and the future! Great project! Youth in our community really need this, especially right now I believe this to be the best way to make transformative change to better serve youth. This is a great community Project! Very impactful presentation. Mental wellbeing is one of the most pertinent issues we face today. Combatting this crisis should be our number 1 priority and the IYSN represents a great place to start. Amazing youth project!! Can’t wait to see the huge impact this project is going to have on our community! Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed!! Looks Amazing can’t wait to see more. Great Project Great cause Such an important cause! Great project. Sounds like a great program! Peer support is crucial and effective. Great program for our city. This is absolutely a wonderful project and need to be supported. In our community youth and young adults are powerful agents of change in behavioral heath care and they need to be embraced and guided. I fully support this project. Great Project! Wonderful project! A great and important cause! The most important.. to support youth! Really great project, and a so so so needed service! This is such an important and necessary initiative to support youth in the Guelph and Wellington area! As a university student, I know I would have really appreciated having such a resource growing up, and I know there will be so many that will benefit from this integrative program. An incredible mandate… so much need in the community… I encourage others to join in and vote for IYSN! There is so much need in this community for mental health support for youth. ISYN is doing such important work in our community! A much needed project for our youth. Youth are our future, investing in them now invests in all of us. A very worthy cause! Let’s do this This program provides much needed support to a community that has been struggling and striving to help it’s youth. This is a very important and necessary support for the youth in our community! This is a project that we have worked on for a long time and fills a need, not just in pandemic times. This is so important to our youth! Youth are our future! This initiative is a powerful tool in addressing the needs of youth at risk, and a step in reinventing the way we empower our youth to be healthy, stable, happy, and contributing members of their communities! Looks like an awesome project for an important cause! Excellent project… You got my vote! A great and resourceful cause for the youth community! Great project! Design by youth for youth Youth is the future The IYSN is such a great initiative for youth in Guelph Being a peer helper, especially in the COVID situation, teaches me that connection and support are very important to overcome difficult situations together. This project is very promising in the face of encouraging that rapport relationship between youths! a much needed program, especially during the on going pandemic I feel that the IYSN is a much needed cause, because there are already so many youth struggling with mental health issues, and probably even more so now during these trying times of Covid. I love that it’s based on Inclusion, Diversity and Community! I also love that it’s “Youth led” because “the Youth are Our Future!” It’s a “Win-Win” for both the youth who need the support as well as those who provide the support, because it will be very rewarding for them to see the outcomes of their contributions! Therefore IYSN definitely has my vote! A great project to support the youth of Wellington-Guelph! Wow! What an incredible endeavour! I work with teenagers regularly and this is a great project for youth development. Congrats to everyone who is dedicated to this project. Brilliant initiative to help our youth. Great Cause and very much needed!! We need to ensure the health of our youth! It looks like such a great cause. Great initiative. This sounds like an amazing idea! Love to see things done WITH youth in the community! What a fantastic endeavor What an important and much needed project for today and our future Great community project! Great project for youth in the community Awesome idea for our youth! Amazing Project!! Wonderful project for the YOUTH in our community. Wonderful project for the YOUTH in our community. A peer driven project- great idea! As a mother of a youth with Mental Health this project lays very close to my heart. Go IYSN! What a fantastic project for our youth! Great project! So important! Great project! This is such a great initiative, to have trained young people helping and supporting their peers who are struggling with mental health. Great presentation. Sounds really amazing!!! Such a great cause! Great project for youth Such a well need and important project! Great project for youth. A very innovative way to support our youth! Such a great cause and program! Great ideas Amazing community project! This seems like a great project that will enrich the lives of youth greatly and improve their health Awesome Cause! Great initiative. This sounds like an amazing idea! Great idea for a program! This is an amazing cause! I have heard about the Integrated Youth Service Project from providers and feel that a place for Youth to connect would be beneficial in our community and surrounding areas. I think that this is a wonderful opportunity to connect many service providers to Youth as well. Great Cause ! Excellent project that is much needed for Youth. Congratulations to everyone involved. Amazing Initiative! Love the work they do and the goals they strive to achieve Looks like a great project! Great project and initiative! great project! Cyndy’s project is changing the lives of youth in the Guelph area in such a positive way. Amazing project!!! There is a critical need for youth mental health services in our community. This project promises to deliver services designed with youth and by organizations working together toward a common goal. We so need this in our community. Our youth need help, more and more with each generation. Youth need to know where to go, consistently, to get that help and direction. This project says “we hear you” . This looks great, I support IYSN! So thrilled to see this initiative coming to fruition for youth in our community. It is needed now more than ever before and the collaborative efforts on this project from our community organizations are fantastic! Mental health resources are so important! Amazing project idea This project is a foundational piece of supporting youth to engage in the community and when needed to seek help. It is a very important piece of promoting life and therefore preventing suicide This is literally a lifeline to the youth of our community!!!! Has my vote…needed now more than ever. Roger. Awesome cause! What a great cause, thank you for all you do. This is great! Love all the ideas! The Integrated Youth Service Network has bee a long time in formation and gives promise of much needed support to youth in the community. Great project!! This is an incredible project to help and support youth struggling with mental health. More effective resources are needed now more than ever. Positive role modelling and support for those that need it, especially when they are younger, can have such a tremendous and life-long impact. I fully support this program! Youth support shapes future generations and this program will help support our community’s youth now and in the future. Great initiative! Supporting youth is so very important. This project is a worthwhile support for youth in Guelph and surrounding area. WE cannot have a strong community without the youth being a vital part. It has my support. As someone who was involved in the early stages of the IYSN, I see the Network as not only a resource for youth in this region, but as a model that will influence service provision in many communities. It is a unique model that is attracting attention across the province and the country. Youth leading youth always works and there are some wonderful youth out there willing to offer help to those who may be struggling. Great concept! Great project! Much need in this community I really support the cause of Youth Service Network, it is a great organization and gives the much needed the youth of the community need Building a hub will simplify the process of getting help. Youth shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get help. Collaborating with other agencies and getting the message out to youth in need, using age-appropriate platforms, seems to be the best approach for maximum impact and community support. Great cause and great project!! I believe that this is an excellent way to bring services to Youth in need in Guelph. This is a wonderful project that will aide in supporting so many youth within our communities. Mental health is so important and our youth would benefit from such a valuable program in place to support them. Mental health services, especially for youths, is always an important part of an thriving community! As a U of G student, and youth, I see the value in this amazing project. The value and importance is focuses regarding youth support and wellness is what we need! The individuals’ a part of this project are here to make a difference. What a wonderful project which we need in Guelph-Wellington! LOVE this project! SO important!!! I’m excited to see the results of this project! Our community is in need. Our youth is our future. Project much needed…everywhere! Awesome project!! I love the inclusion of Youth Voices in the development of this program! Thank you for working with youth for youth! Great project. This is a great initiative for youth in our community. Suzanne this will help a lot of young people Fantastic initiative! This is a great project! Much needed in the community. This amazing project for youth in our community bringing organizations and agencies together will provide much-needed support for the young citizens in our community. In fact, it may provide a model for other communities to follow. The visionaries of the “Youth Hub” are to be congratulated. An important and extremely valuable initiative. So many needy causes! What a great investment in the mental wellness of youth – the benefits to our youth will last a lifetime. Congratulations…It is fantastic to see a youth program designed for youth, with youth input , for them to be involved in and benefit from in a current evolving hub. Great program. Youth need help more than ever! A great cause that I was absolutely honoured to work with! Love this cause! IYSN has my support! Amazing! IYSN is well needed Peer-to-peer networks like this deserve support Always relevant, but especially in our current climate. This initiative has the potential to break down barriers and to provide our local Youth with the support they need. Such a great project. Great project! Great initiative for our local youth. Great idea! Much needed these days Great project What a great program! Peer support for youth offers so many benefits along with great leadership qualities to help these youth grow. Great presentation about a very important project,now more than ever. We need to support our youth! An awesome project and most appreciated in our community to support youth. This is exactly what the Youth in our community need. I support IYSN! Great initiative! Well done! A much needed service! Such great ideas! This is a much needed service! 🙂 A safe space where youth can be there for each other is so important. Great project! Great project and leadership. It’s a great project! Fantastic opportunity. Needed for our youth and here is our chance! This is for a great cause! Much needed for the youth in the community! A wonderful project! Great cause! Congratulations Guelph and Wellington for your leadership in this area. Transformation needs to happen and you are the community to do it! Such an amazing initiative and a much needed resource for our youth! This is an amazing project with very skilled and passionate people! The IYSN is a pioneer is transforming health systems to better meet the significant needs of children and youth. It is grounded in solid research evidence, supported by a grassroots, collaborative implementation strategy, and is introducing major innovations that are designed to increase the reach of services to the most vulnerable and marginalized youth in the region. It also offers the promise of serving as a model for other jurisdictions in Canada. Absolutely yes. I think this initiative is critical, especially with COVID weighing on us for another year at least. I strongly support this initiative—we need this in our community! It’s a wonderful project!! Great cause, and much needed 🙂 This project is so very valuable and much needed in our community. A wonderful youth-led initiative that will make a big difference! Great Project Very good cause. When partners come together with a shared and unified vision, that talent and energy can and will result in real life changes for our youth. Having youth work with youth towards these goals only makes the outcome even more achievable. So proud to be able to support this initiative! Great project! IYSN represents a refreshing vision for the future of youth! A great organization that is centered around the voice of youth themselves! this is a great cause and a much needed service ! A very valuable organization, especially during a pandemic! Excellent project! Bringing youth hubs to Guelph and Wellington County is so needed. Good luck! Great project! Great project. Much needed for our youth. I support IYSN. A creative and thoughtful collaboration of services and support for our youth. Thank you to all at IYSN. This initiative is widely needed in Guelph and Wellington County. The new site coming to Minto is going to be a tremendous addition to our community! All these projects will make meaningful contributions. While I wish I could vote for them all, this year I vote for IYSN. It will become an oak tree for youth when they need it and it will build strong connections between organizations. Because it is so difficult to navigate mental health and wellness resources, especially as a youth. This program has so much potential to support youth in our community and it is desperately needed! This is a very worthwhile initiative and long overdue. Well needed and overdue service for our community. This is such an important cause for our community! This well thought out program fills a gap for service to Youth in the Guelph region, and possibily many other regions and communities across our province. A successful program in this area, has the potential to become a model and testing ground to help young people in need futher afield. What Avery worthwhile program that is definitely needed. My amazement continues about how today’s youth can put aside the B.S. around them and produce programs like this to help, not just themselves, but society, now and in the future. Congratulations to all! A much needed resources for the community When assessing the likely impact of any new organization, it’s wise to take a hard look at its leadership… the heart for those in need, the experience available to meet the need, the energy and enthusiasm to sustain inevitable challenges. The IYSN, an idea so worthy of the best time and talent available… has it. In spades. This organization, from its local initiators who dreamed of making a difference, to the leader recruited to bring the dream to life, all are all worthy of our support. They are the best! An amazing group of community minded people working tirelessly to serve their communities offering equally incredible project options! Youth are our future. The need is now more than ever. IYSN’s new Peer Support Program is indeed a wonderful project and is very much needed!! Great cause and project! Great Cause! RUTH THATCHER IYSN will be a great support for our Youth in Guelph and Wellington County. Youth need help more than ever. A great project. This initiative is more important now than ever before. The need for IYSN has never been greater. What an amazing inspirational and transformational project! I’m optimistic about the possibilities! Much needed program Great project! Supporting youth in the Community is needed and this initiative makes that support possible. Great project for our community! Such a necessary program for today’s youth. A wonderful whole community initiative. Congrats to the founders for your vision and persistence. So happy to support this critical work! This will make a huge difference in the quality of life for many struggling young people in our community. Rotary is proud to be a major partner in this exciting endeavour. Amazing initiative! We are very excited about the Integrated Youth Services Network and can’t wait to see how this amazing initiative will shape the supports Guelph/Wellington offers their youth. St. John Bosco is a big supporter!!!! Good Luck! Much needed! For decades, the need for better coordination and easier navigation of youth services has been known. Existing support services, often outstanding and individually doing great work, are largely separate from one another. I applaud IYSN for finding a way to improve this situation, making it easier for youth to navigate the system, with the full involvement of both youth and service agencies in how it should work. This will TRULY make a positive and long-term difference in our community. Thank you for your inspiring vision and hard work to make this happen. This is a much needed service. We all are aware that peer involvement can make such a difference where youth are concerned and the fact that youth in distress will be listened to by other youth and then shown the community services available to them to provide help is very important. Amazing resource!! Youth supporting youth. This initiative gets my vote for sure! The IYSN is a much needed service. The pandemic only makes this service more impotant. IYSN was introduced to me a few months ago. I’m thrilled to help support the advancement of the project. Great initiative for the community This is a much needed service and an organization worthy of your financial support! Needed now more than ever! So needed and valued in this community- I am honoured to be part of this program and build! I like the idea of a peer-supported project. Awesome Concept & Project Integrated youth services have such immediate impacts for at risk youth in our city. All of the candidates are deserving and it was a tough choice for me, but the immediacy of the need and the tangible impacts of the initiative have led me to support integrated youth services in Guelph. I support IYSN – much needed community program. This service for youth is so necessary!!! I have worked with youth in Guelph and Wellington County for the past 30 years. This project is needed now more than ever! We need to give our youth a safe space! Great cause! Great project. Amazing that so many partners pulled together to make this happen. So needed! Such a need in EVERY community. I am proud to support this campaign The IYSN has been a labour of love by so many good people who care deeply about mental health. It’s terrific to see the community come together to uplift youth who are struggling. The need is great. Youth in rural Wellington County do not have access to youth focused health and employment services. IYSN is an innovative response to this need. Great Program! Nice to see the collaboration making a difference to the youth population who needs support so much. A partner in supporting the mental health and wellness of the youth in our community. What could be better than youth leading youth? A youth peer support program is a fabulous concept creating opportunities for youth leadership, peer mentorship and youth acceptance. Great support for the needs of our Youth This is an absolutely essential – and critical – service for our youth. Great project!! What an awesome project. Our future is in the hands of our youth . I vote for supporting them. I support this initiative! A great example of community coming together, and for such an important cause. Much needed for youth in our community. This is an awesome cause! I am very happy to be a part of the ISYN! This is much needed for the youth in our community and help build resilience and provide support. this is a truly necessary need within the community! Great project! Comprehensive and inclusive!! A great way to try to meet the needs of the youth in our community. Amazing idea! This transformational program, designed by youth for youth, is much-needed in our community. IYSN is an excellent example of community collaboration. A much needed project for our youth! Bring on the Youth Hub!! Great project and much needed A wonderful cause! Great project! a great cause Wow, that’s a great idea Our kids deserve this! There is a critical need for youth mental health and support services like IYSN in our community. I’m impressed that the IYSN vision has expanded to include so many service partners and multiple sites throughout Guelph and Wellington County. this is an awesome program! great job everyone! A great cause 🙂 Our youth are our future – we need to be there for them! I recently had the priviledge of attenting a Zoom meeting on this project and was impressed with the caliber of leadership and the scope of the services offered through the region for Youth. I am sure they will use the grant wisely. Much needed program! great project! Great project that is much needed. With alarming increases in health issues with our Youth this is a much needed organization. We are the “village” for our children!~ Good project for youth Wonderful project — we need to listen to our youth,support them in their vision and embrace their ideas for the future of our community.Please don’t forget the youth with special needs – they have aspirations too! This group is integrated in so many ways. Lots of momentum through local and provincial connections. This project is a trail-blazer! Keep up the great work! Guelphs thankful for all you do 🙂 Great project！ Our youth are our future and we need to give them a place to go if they need help. Some youth feel like they have no place to turn – no one to listen. Nothing about us, without us. Peer support and co-design are key. Having worked at Ontario Works at the Region of Waterloo for almost 30 years in the shelters system, I am well aware of the level of mental health issues amongst our youth. This sounds like a valuable project! Much needed for youth in our community Wonderful initiative! You guys do amazing work! Thank you for your commitment to our youth. Sounds like a great idea! Great idea! Really wonderful idea! Wonderful program coming to our Community to support our local youth This is a much needed project for youth in the community! Badly needed program. Am behind this all the way. Great job! Incredible cause! Good luck Great to see this moving forward. Great cause! Great cause! More than ever we need professionals to assist the youth of today and their families in providing coping skills , so that they learn the skills required to succeed in today’s competitive world. This not only applies to education, it teaches them to develop a positive attitude and having the right attitude can carry a person a long way along the road of life. Perhaps it’s the most thing, as it relates to developing relationships with their peers. Having an organization in our community ,such as described by IYSN , is critical for the development of our youth and a great support for families ,teachers and all those associated with young people. What a great initiative for our youth. What a great cause! A much needed program. I support this. A well needed project for a vulnerable group I like this idea: by Youth, for Youth Great project for a great cause! This is a great program and a great investment in our future as a society. As a parent of two teens I know first have how important it is for youth to build connection and have support in their community. This peer to peer model is a great approach and allows youth voices to be heard – providing programs and services by youth, for youth. And like an “oak tree” will allow youth to set firm roots as a foundation from which to grow and flourish. What a fantastic initiative!!! What a needed and worthwhile project. Money spent now will pay such dividends later in our society. Thank you to the visionaries. The need for youth support especially in the mental health space are unprecedented. An innovative initiative to promote leadership skills for the mentors while giving those struggling to find their way a sense of support and direction. I love that it is an open network not targeted at any specific sub groups within that age range. Has my vote! A much needed collaboration to support the youth of the county! As a young adult who has struggled with mental health my whole life, I would have benefitted so largely from a network such as this growing up. Mental health support is so incredibly important, yet it is exceptionally difficult to acquire in a truly helpful way. This service will be absolutely life-changing for countless youth. This is a great cause A very important project tackling an important cause, especially in the background of the current pandemic. Thank you for providing a safety net for our youth! It is amazing how much this team has accomplished in such a short time. There is still so much more to do and so many more youth to help. Thanks! Youth mental health care is so important. The mental health pandemic will far outlast the Covid pandemic and we need resources like this. Great project and so desperately needed! What a great idea What a great initiative!! Truly amazing work! As a youth, newly living in Guelph, I really see the value in this. Supporting the youth ensures they build the fundamentals to become healthy individuals. Fantastic ideas Great cause! Guelph has needed this for a long time. Thanks to all who are working so hard to make this a reality. Such a very important cause. This is so much needed in the community! Great project, and much needed for youth in our community! What amazing project! Definitely much needed. Great initiative! Impressed about it. I have witnessed the impact that is possible when walking together with someone who has been down a similar road – and has emerged to find the light at the end of what seems to be an endless worm hole – the lived experience brings a certain validation, truth and empathy to bear on the healing process. So pleased that this essential service could be available to our youth and young adults. Kudos to those involved in this pitch! Looks like great project! Great cause. Great initiative! Our youth need more resources in the community – IYSN will fill this gap! The team at the Homewood Research Institute looks forward to working closely with Cyndy and her team at iYSN! Helping youth in our community is important – they’re our future! Amazing community project – very needed ! very needed service in our community to support our youth population! Great initiative! Great project! This is something Guelph and Wellington County so badly need! A very worthy cause. Well done. All support needed. “Changing times are a challenge. “ This is a wonderful initiative. The health and well being of our youth is so important. Amazing project with great impact! Connecting youth to resources in ways that are youth friendly and accessible! -IYSN mirrors this! This is a great project that so many youth in our community will benefit from. This is a much needed initiative Voting is closed.