Are you a youth or young adult with the lived experience of growing up with an incarcerated parent?
Do you believe the impact of having a parent in prison continues as you grow up?
Are you concerned about the rights of children and youth with imprisoned parents?
Your voice matters! Come join our Youth Advisory Group* at Canadian Friends Service Committee.
Would you like to?
- Meet other young people with similar lived experiences.
- Work with others to improve conditions for children and youth with incarcerated parents in Canada.
Its time for us to listen!
You are experts by experience. Your views about “living the system” are important.
Talk to us
We believe the voices of children and youth are essential for real system change.
Work with us
Your knowledge and participation will create informed conversations, help to raise awareness, and may influence policy and law.
Stop the stigma + silence around children and families of incarcerated people by promoting:
- Alternatives to prison
- Family and community-based sentencing
- Education and public awareness about children of incarcerated parents: keeping families together, children’s rights, impact, and trauma
- The need for a National Child Rights Commissioner
Come join our Youth Advisory Group!
We are looking for participants who have experience growing up with incarcerated parents. Open to youth living in Canada, ages 14-18 and emerging adults (over 18). Honoraria provided. Trauma-informed approach (Safety, Trust, and Choice), and professional mental health support is available for participants.