Youth Council

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation provides an amazing way for young people aged 14 and up to get involved through their very own Youth Council.

Youth Council Group

Youth Council members act as philanthropic ambassadors while working closely under the guidance of the Foundation to support the hospital in a variety of ways, including advocacy work, fundraising initiatives, and organizing a discussion panel with experts. Members learn valuable leadership skills and have an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of so many children who rely on care from experts at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

The official term and monthly meetings will happen between September 2023 to February 2024, with a commitment to stay engaged with the Council until June 2024.

Thank you for your interest in the Youth Council. Applications for the 2023-24 year are now closed. Please visit this page in June 2024 for your chance to join this amazing crew in 2024-25!

About the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation proudly serves as the primary charitable fundraiser for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. We also partner with Alberta Health Services, the University of Calgary and agencies in our community that support child health advancements in Alberta and across Canada.

Read more about our mission here.

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Why Get Involved?

The Youth Council provides a structured environment for like-minded youth to connect and learn new skills while making a difference in the community.

Every year, the Youth Council supports a specific area of care. Over the past 10 years, its members have raised more than $130,000 in support of life-saving care, brain health and mental health.

Through the Youth Council, you will:

  • Connect with peers and expand your network
  • Develop valuable skills in leadership, fundraising, event management, budgeting, communications and more through ongoing mentorship from Foundation staff who are experts in the field
  • Work on various awareness and fundraising initiatives
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What You Will Support

The 2023/2024 Youth Council will work together at the start of the term to identify their cause of choice, which will help support the 100,000 kids and families who rely on the Alberta Children’s Hospital each year. The Youth Council will play a vital role in educating their peers and networks on their cause of choice and play an active role in fundraising activities and events that support the goals of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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Your Commitment to the Council
  • To attend and actively participate in monthly team meetings as well as frequent sub-group meetings scheduled as necessary between the months of September 2023 and February 2024.
  • To join the Youth Council fundraising team registered for the RBC Race for the Kids (September 10, 2023), an annual walk/race at Heritage Park in support of mental health.
  • To help the Council organize one awareness discussion panel with experts during the term.
  • To learn about school “bike-a-thons” and gauge interest among peers and school administrators for an event like this at your own school.
  • To explore non-event-based fundraising initiatives that can be activated year-round in your community and your schools.
  • To plan and execute a larger group fundraising initiative at the Foundation.
  • To volunteer at Foundation signature event, Candy Cane Gala, in December 2023.
  • To assist with the sale of CRESCENDO tickets and sponsorship leading up to the event in June 2024.
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Our Commitment to You
  • To support you as needed to ensure you’re equipped for success.
  • To provide a fun and safe environment based on the values that guide our actions and decision-making: Integrity, Collaboration, Authenticity, Respect and Excellence.
  • To help you develop valuable life skills, such as leadership, critical thinking, fundraising, budgeting, communications, presentations and more.
  • To facilitate communication within and outside the Youth Council to help you build your network.
  • To share information about the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and to your cause of choice so you feel set up for success as an ambassador.
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