Your Voice Matters! Join CTN’s Family Advisory Committee (FAC)

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Are you a current or former CTN client or parent/caregiver/sibling who wants to make a difference and build brighter futures for children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs? Look no further, join our Family Advisory Committee (FAC)!

At Children’s Treatment Network (CTN), we are committed to listening to the many voices of clients and families. FAC offers a great opportunity to get involved in sharing ideas and advice on programs, services, projects and strategic goals. Every voice is welcome.

My favorite part of FAC is when we talk about our successes and challenges in being a family with a medically complex child. As a result of sharing, many initiatives have been started or changed because I shared my story. Advocating can be done in many different ways. Laura, FAC Chair

The FAC is made up of volunteers and staff and is now accepting applicants for the 2021-22 year. We are seeking volunteers with diverse experiences (e.g., age, gender, culture, education, lived experience, geography, etc.) to help support the current FAC workplan. Over the years, the FAC has been instrumental in several new initiatives at CTN including hosting youth and family panel events, recruiting former clients to expand its membership, advising on programs and services, recommending suggestions about evolving language used by the network and more.

Hi, my name is Lexi. I am in my third year of university and its also my third year as an FAC member. Being a part of the FAC has been both a rewarding and huge learning experience. As a former CTN client, it’s been very meaningful for me to advocate for myself and have a strong support system from my fellow FAC members. This year, I’m honoured to be FAC Vice Chair and I got to meet some inspiring family members with exceptional circumstances that were in some ways quite similar to my own. I highly recommend CTN youth or family members to drop in and see what we do here at FAC. Lexi, FAC Vice Chair

You may be the right fit if you can:

  • Talk about your experiences as a client or parent/caregiver – but also share other perspectives from the community
  • Talk about both successes and challenges in the service delivery system
  • Make suggestions and share ideas to move towards shared goals
  • Bring a positive attitude and willingness to listen to all opinions
  • Be discreet as you may receive private and confidential information
  • Attend meetings virtually for 2 hours o each month from September to June
  • Make a 2-year commitment, for a maximum of a 6-year term
If you are interested and want to learn more:

If you would like to apply or learn more, please complete this online application form. All interested applicants are encouraged to attend an upcoming FAC meeting as guest, please email Heather at holiverhamilton@ctnsy.ca if you would like to join and an invitation with Zoom details will be sent to you.

CTN’s vision of building brighter futures together includes everyone. As part of our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility our goal is a workforce and volunteer team that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, those who identify as Black, Indigenous or persons of colour, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and others. We are proud to be in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005 and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. We are happy to honour accommodations that will allow volunteers to be successful in their role.

If you have questions regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact Heather Oliver-Hamilton, Family Resource and Communication Coordinator at holiverhamilton@ctnsy.ca.


 


2021-10-25


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