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Urban Health
Working Group

The Urban Health working group will combine and link youth experts to partner and collaborate with Toronto Public Health on a variety of special interests affecting youth across Toronto. 

This working group does not have a formal application process. If you are interested in joining, and/or have other questions, please email our Urban Health Lead at shahithya@thetyc.ca.

Projects

TYC Presents: Urban Health Working Group (UHWG)

The UHWG aims to amplify voices of Youth in Toronto and address health challenges through active advocacy, Youth engagement events, and empowering initiatives that push for change.

Interested in joining? Contact shahithya@thetyc.ca for more information. If you have any accessibility accommodations or inquiries, do not hesitate to contact shahithya@thetyc.ca.

#ExpressYourself Project

Calling all Toronto Youth (live, work, and/or go to school) ages 13-24! Interested in submitting your pieces of work (writing, art, audio/video) and sharing how you express yourself/cope with mental health?

The #ExpressYourself campaign developed by the Urban Health Working Group, raises awareness on the mental health issues Toronto youth face through a series of social media posts, youth engagement events, and promoting art therapy through an Art Submission Project.

Swipe through to learn about our Art Project and ways you can take part. If you have any accessibility accommodations or inquiries, please contact shahithya@thetyc.ca.
 

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Submission Form

Due date: Friday December 10, 2021

About Shahithya

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Shahithya Ravindran
Urban Health Lead

Shahithya is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Health Studies and Public Policy. She is passionate about using interdisciplinary approaches to improve the overall well-being and quality of life for youth. She aspires to promote action on the social determinants of health and empower youth to advocate and voice their concerns.