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Redesign Youth Reference Group

The Department of Community Services is looking to recruit 15 young people with current or past lived experience in foster care, to join the Foster Care Redesign Youth Reference Group.  

This group will be responsible for providing their lived experience perspective to the Foster Care Redesign project work. The group will meet on a monthly basis and be compensated for their participation in meetings as well as some time spent before and after meetings on related work. Full details are available in the attached Terms of Reference.  

Members for the Youth Reference Group will include up to 15 youth, between 16 and 24 years of age, with current or past lived experience in foster care. 


Interested youth have until May 11, 2022 to submit an application. Applications can be submitted online at the following link: 

Foster Care Redesign Youth Reference Group Applicant Information (


A paper form can also be submitted to Alex Musial, Project Manager, the following ways:  


In person: 3rd floor Nelson Place, 5675 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Mail: Alex Musial NS Department of Community Services, P. O. Box 696, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2T7  


350-99 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4S5
Phone: (902) 424-3071
Toll Free: (888) 845-1555
Fax: (902) 424-5199