YCRH 10th Anniversary Alumni Panel
We’re celebrating 10 years and want to celebrate the impact the YCRH has had on former Executive Directors.
We’re excited to be hosting our Alumni Panel event with former leads of the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH)!
Alyssa Frampton: Alyssa has worked at the intersections of community engagement, health, and policy for the past 7 years. Alyssa has led and advised many initiatives focused on youth and community based mental health, children’s rights, youth and community engagement, health rights, and advocacy. She currently works with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal. She previously worked with Children First Canada in Youth Engagement.
Alyssa holds a political science degree from Saint Mary’s University, and has completed additional online courses in global adolescent health, youth mental health, harm reduction, and children’s rights. Applying her experience in public relations, policy and engagement, she has led many projects leading to better adolescent health through advocacy and policy change.
Alyssa has had a wide and diverse experience driving change with organizations across Canada, such as The Sandbox Project, AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, and the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition. Additionally, Alyssa has demonstrated and developed skills in facilitation, moderation, and public speaking through leading over 50 speaking events and workshops, both locally and globally. Alyssa currently sits on the Springtide Collective board, and supports policy and communications with the ACCESS Open Minds project.
Umayangga Yogalingam: Umayangga joined Parachute in 2021 and is the Project Lead for the For Young Drivers, By Young Drivers project, which aims to effectively address the issue of road fatalities among youth by partnering with Canadian youth aged 15 to 24.
She holds a Master of Public Health graduate in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences stream from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She brings several years of experience in community engagement, qualitative research, knowledge mobilization and youth health. She is passionate about meaningful youth partnership in health, health equity, and creative health promotion and education. She has worked for several organizations in the public health and non-profit space including Health Canada, Tamil Health Association and, most recently, The Sandbox Project as the Research and Knowledge Translation Lead.
Umayangga is also an avid painter and illustrator and does freelance work for Healthy Debate and the University of Toronto’s Department of Health and Society.
Andy Hall: Bio coming soon!