The Advisory Committee

The Connections First advisory committee is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills to this project.

Each member of the advisory committee individually brings extensive knowledge about various aspects of the Alberta landscape as it relates to vulnerable children and youth. For example, the committee has representation from areas of health, education, not-for-profits, social services, indigenous populations, government and research.

The advisory committee augments the knowledge and skills of the policy fellows in order to more effectively guide the project from start to finish. The advisory committee does not have formal authority to govern or issue directives which must be followed, rather, the advisory committee serves to make recommendations and/or provide key information and materials to the policy fellows.

The organizations representing the Connections First advisory committee are listed below:

  • Alberta Health Services

  • Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth

  • Boys and Girls Clubs/Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area

  • The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

  • Samson Cree First Nation

  • University of Calgary

  • Calgary Centre for Sexuality

  • The Muttart Foundation

  • Government of Alberta, Ministry of Children’s Services