May 4, 2019
Activate: A Youth Summit for Social Change
"Activate" was a youth-led event focused on creating social change through activism and civic engagement. Over two days, over 50 young people gathered to learn from their peers on how to drive social change as well as effective strategies for political and civic engagement. At Activate, young people didn't just observe and listen, they led the conversation
Participants engaged with 14 industry professionals and youth leaders through panels and keynotes on Racism, LGBTQ+ issues, Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Mental Health and Climate Change. On each of these issues they received a workshop from an expert after which they designed a social action campaign to address them.