National Youth Council

Kids Help Phone’s National Youth Council (NYC) is comprised of a small group of youth ages 14-24 from across Canada who are passionate about mental health and well-being.

The council meets monthly (virtually) to share ideas and communicates regularly to collaborate on projects that impact Kids Help Phone’s organizational activities.

Meet Kids Help Phone’s 2018-2019 NYC!

Applications for our 2019-2020 NYC are now open! Apply by August 7, 2019 below.

National Youth Council member role description


  • term begins in September and concludes in August
  • participation in one virtual meeting (two hours) per month from September-June
  • participation in two to six additional hours a month for project work and virtual collaboration
  • council members are eligible to serve for a second term without reapplying

Key roles and responsibilities

  • participate in monthly virtual NYC meetings from September–June
  • support development of youth-facing content, including digital resources, marketing initiatives, and other innovations targeting youth
  • work collaboratively with other NYC members and Kids Help Phone staff to brainstorm, develop and lead organizational projects
  • provide insight and recommendations on opportunities for youth engagement, as well as emerging trends affecting youth


  • must reside in Canada for duration of term and be legally eligible to participate in volunteer opportunities
  • 14-24 years old (during term)
  • passionate about youth mental health and well-being in your community
  • committed to collaborative teamwork and willingness to take initiative
  • represent and live Kids Help Phone’s values (courageous, collaborative, innovative, resilient and trustworthy)


  • collaborate with a highly motivated team of like-minded individuals
  • make a difference in your community by showing up for youth in Canada
  • gain leadership experience
  • earn volunteer hours (including opportunities to volunteer at Kids Help Phone events)

Apply now for the 2019-2020 NYC!

Applications for our 2019-2020 NYC are open until August 7, 2019

2019-2020 National Youth Council Application Form
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*A Kids Help Phone team member will respond to all applicants before the beginning of the NYC term