Tips from youth leaders on engaging communities beyond COVID

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Join us to gain insights and hear stories from grassroots youth groups on the innovative ways they stayed connected to young people.

About this event

Learn about engagement models and grassroots leadership through conversation with three inspiring youth who are Youth Opportunities Fund grantees.

The discussion will also cover the need for systemic change to ensure effective engagement with young people. Whether your organization works with young people or not, knowledge shared during the webinar about meaningful engagement with communities will be applicable for all!

This webinar is co-presented by OTF and the ONN and will be provided free of charge as part of our continued partnership. Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) administers the Youth Opportunities Fund on behalf of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

All registered participants will receive a recording, slide deck, and curated list of resources within one week of the event.

Speaker Bios:

Aisha Addo, Power to Girls. I thrive on working to make the world a better place for women. Although I’m a graduate in Business Administration-Accounting, my true passion and dedication lie in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify their true purpose and calling to reach their full potential. I founded Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization to offer young girls the mentors and role models that were absent during my own youth. As an award-winning entrepreneur “MY Power App”, the first social connection app for girls to access mentorship and a safe online space, is my latest initiative and next step in empowering girls and women around the world.

Monica Samuel, Black Women in Motion. Monica is an equity and anti-violence educator, consultant and social entrepreneur. Monica’s work as an educator over the last 11 years, has focused on anti-oppression, mental health, sexual health, community economic development and gender-based violence. Monica is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Women in Motion, a Toronto-based, survivor-led, grassroots organization that empowers and supports the advancement of Black survivors of gender-based violence. As an advocate, Monica’s work in the non-profit sector is focused on confronting the deep rooted and sustained impacts of anti-black racism and gender-based violence and re-imagining systems that truly serve the whole of society and not a few.

Kyla Zhowshkawabunokwe Judge, Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth. Kyla is part of the Marten clan from Shawanaga First Nation, identifying as an Anishinaabekwe using she/her pronouns. She is passionate about Anishinaabek aadziwin and grassroots organizing. GBAY works in partnership with the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere located in Parry Sound, ON. Kyla is one of the four co-founders of GBAY. As the GBAY Program Manager, she works with Indigenous youth to create safe spaces for building strong community and cultural connections. Kyla leads the planning and delivery of GBAY projects, programs, and activities. Including the caretaking of Oshkinigig, GBAY’s wiigwaas jiimaan (birch bark canoe)!

If you have questions about this event, please reach out to our team at info@theonn.ca.

March 23, 2022

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