Kelty Youth Ambassador Program

What is the Kelty Youth Ambassador Program?

The Kelty Youth Ambassador Program is an opportunity for BC youth and young adults to engage in promoting mental health and well-being amongst their friends, families, peers and communities.

Youth who join will have the opportunity to share ideas and connect with other like-minded youth throughout the year, and to get involved promoting mental health and well-being – depending on your schedule, you can participate in as many of these opportunities as you would like.

When does the program run?

The program will run from September 2015 - May 31, 2016. 

What types of things would I have the opportunity to do?

In addition to connecting with other youth through meetings and online, there will be many opportunities to get involved promoting mental health and well-being. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Connecting and sharing ideas with other youth in the program through an online platform and during regularly scheduled meetings

  • Providing feedback on Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (KMHRC) resources, programs, and initiatives

  • Joining a focus group focused on a particular KMHRC initiative

  • Promoting KMHRC and partner organization events and resources through your communities (both physical and online communities)

  • Speaking at KMHRC events, or referring other youth to speak at KMHRC events

  • Writing a blog post that will be posted on the KMHRC website

  • Attending, coordinating and/or promoting a youth summit

  • Identifying and organizing your own activities  that you might like to be involved in as an individual or as a group

What are the criteria for participation?

All youth between the ages of 17-25 who live in BC are welcome to participate. The program will be accepting youth with and without lived experience of mental health challenges, and will be looking for youth who are passionate about promoting mental health and well-being. All youth who participate, and commit a minimum of 10 hours to the program, will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation as well as a reference letter detailing their involvement.

How do I apply for the program? What is the application deadline?

Applications for the 2015/2016 Kelty Youth Ambassador Program are now closed. If you have any questions about the program, please contact

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.