YEA Oxford County Co-Chair

Sydney van den Hoek

Favourite Quote: "All I can do is all I can do, and that’s all I can do."

I have joined the YEA because I felt like there was a real need for action surrounding mental health in the community. After attending my first few meetings I could really see the amazing things being done such as the wellness kits, as just one example). YEA has really helped show me strengths that I didn’t know I had, built my leadership skills, allowed me to have conversations with those of different views and opinions, and really allowed me to break out of my shell.

If you’re interested in joining the Youth Engagement Advisory (YEA) like Sydney, please reach out to Sophia, Systems Coordinator by email at