Kickstand Family Network

Kickstand is for young people, but we know that many young people have family members and caregivers who want to help them every step of the way.

In other words, we want Kickstand to be developed by and for young people and their families. New opportunities to get engaged and involved in Kickstand are always popping up! This could include:

  • Providing input based on your experiences and expertise on various Kickstand programs and activities to transform how young people and their families access health & wellness services in Alberta
  • Participating in public speaking and/or media opportunities. Training and support will be provided.
  • Working closely with Kickstand staff, young people, families/caregivers, service providers, community partners, and government on various content/projects/initiatives

We’re looking for family members or caregivers who:

  • Care for young people age 12-25yo from Alberta
  • Have cared for young people with lived/living experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  • Have experience supporting a young person/people with navigating health and social services’
  • Have diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that represent the vibrant nature of families in Alberta
  • Want to transform access to care, for improved health & wellness of youth and families in Alberta
  • Are willing and able to attend virtual meetings & trainings
What you can expect:
  • E-mail updates with upcoming involvement opportunities
  • The opportunity to build your skills and capacity alongside the Kickstand network
  • The chance to have a major impact on the health & wellness of young people and their families in Alberta
  • To be compensated for your time and expertise with a monetary honoraria.
How do I get started?

We encourage you to fill out this Kickstand Family/Caregiver Network Participation Survey.

Please direct any questions to hello@mykickstand.ca

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact emergency services (9-1-1) now.