Part of Family supports

Youth Advisory Task Force

Youth and young adults are needed to raise awareness about the needs of those in or transitioning out of Alberta government care.


Children and Family Services is creating a Youth Advisory Task Force, to get direct feedback from youth and young adults currently or formerly in care, about our current and upcoming initiatives. Your voice matters.

If you are eligible, applications for membership are due by Friday, February 9, 2024.

Member eligibility

Membership is open to all youth and young adults who:

  • are between the ages of 14 to 24 years of age
  • are passionate about amplifying the voices of youth and young adults in and from government care, and want to improve the Child Intervention system and help bring about positive changes
  • have had a minimum of one year of lived experience through an open legal status with Children and Family Services
    • An open legal status refers to the following intervention and post 18 services:
      • Apprehension Order
      • Custody Agreement with Youth
      • Custody Agreement with Guardian
      • Custody Order
      • Temporary Guardianship Order
      • Permanent Guardianship Order/Agreement
      • Enhancement Agreement with Youth
      • TAP Agreement
      • PSECA: Voluntary Service Agreements

If you have questions about your eligibility, email us at [email protected]

Member expectations

Members are expected to:

  • provide their perspective, insight and feedback on programs, policies and services that affect children, youth or young adults receiving child intervention services through the ministry
  • meet 6 times a year (every other month), with 4 of those sessions being virtual and 2 being in-person (travel and accommodation expenses will be covered) – this will involve about 2 to 7 hours of volunteer time per month, on average
    • The meetings will typically be held in Edmonton or Calgary, but may occur in other communities as well.
  • serve for a 1-year term, with the possibility of extension
    • If life circumstances change, members may ask for a leave of absence for up to 3 months.

Opportunities for members

Members will be offered training opportunities focused on leadership and employment related skills.

Members will have the opportunity to promote awareness and advocate for the needs of children, youth and young adults in and from care. Members can expect opportunities to suggest items for the Task Force to discuss and share their unique perspectives of lived experiences within the Child Intervention System.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form

Email the completed application form to [email protected] by February 9, 2024.