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Community Advisory Committee


   About the Position

Impact Statement
A community where all children, youth, adults and families experience mental wellness, financial stability and a safe place to live.

Are you passionate about youth mental health and interested in making a real difference in services for your community? Lutherwood is looking for members to add to its Community Advisory Committee. The CAC is a formal group with a direct link to the decision makers in Waterloo Region’s Children’s Mental Health System who are interested in members’ opinions about programs, policies, proposed changes, budget and resource allocations/partnership with other service providers. The CAC is made up of parent/caregiver members who have lived experience providing care to children/youth struggling with mental health challenges, and two agency representatives. Members provide feedback to the agency representatives on a variety of topics related to children/youth mental health. The group is a forum for networking about community mental health initiatives, what’s working, what’s not, and how the system can better collaborate to meet community needs.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Health Care / Wellness

Skill(s): Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation to the group will be provided prior to first meeting
To learn more about Lutherwood, our mission, and our programs and services, please visit
Together we can make a difference for today’s youth and for those who follow!
Please note that this committee is not a self-help group for parents or caregivers of children with special needs. While members will draw heavily on their personal experiences, the committee is not a forum for the personal or family difficulties of members.

Working Conditions: Discussions around this table also serve as a voice with government agencies at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels given Lutherwood’s role as Lead Agency for Children’s Mental Health within Waterloo Region.
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Evening
One meeting the third Tuesday of every month from 7 pm – 8:30 pm
No meetings in July and August
Meetings are primarily held virtually

   Contact Information
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Jamie Bester
519-707-1958 Ext. 1238
139 Father David Bauer Drive Waterloo, N2L 6N9
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual

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