Calls for system transformation have been issued loudly and repeatedly by youth, families, service providers, and policy makers across service sectors. Currently however, disparate jurisdictions are tackling transformation independently, often investing limited resources to gather and assess knowledge already reviewed by others and implementing initiatives that duplicate instead of leverage existing work.
The Alberta Integrated Youth Services Initiative (AB-IYSI) is a provincial collaboration to improve coordination and access to integrated mental health, addictions and social services for young people ages 11-24. This provincial initiative will help to further demonstrate the community and system transformation that can be made possible through multi-stakeholder collaboration, and ensure that youth in the province receive evidence-based, trauma-informed care, in the right place by the right provider.
The initial collaboration includes four organizations, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Alberta Division, the Mental Health Foundation, PolicyWise for Children & Families (PolicyWise), and the Graham Boeckh Foundation. These four organizations are committed to working collaboratively to ensure a fully coordinated provincial approach to Integrated Youth Services is organized and implemented.
Reporting to the Governing Council, the Project Director is responsible for providing overall strategic direction, leadership and vision for the AB-IYSI. Learn more about this opportunity: