Chilliwack Channeling Youth Voices Video

Chilliwack Channeling Youth Voices (CYV)

Chilliwack Channeling Youth Voices (CYV) is a local collaboration between youth and researchers that explores and communicates the views of young adults aged 19-26 in Chilliwack.

With support from SPARC BC’s Strengthening Social Services Sectors grant, CYV used youth participatory action research methods to develop a youth-defined framework of acceptable and effective care by gathering and analyzing the reflections of over 70 Chilliwack youth with lived experience of the above challenges. The team then employed innovative engagement techniques to share this framework with care professionals in a knowledge co-creation session, addressing together the ways existing policies, norms, and systems facilitate or prohibit service providers in their attempts to deliver “good” care. This project has provided valuable insights into the role of lived/living experience and peer support within the community social services sector.

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