Youth Civic Engagement

The future is you(th)

Now is the time to claim your power and take action.

We know that learning about politics for the first time can feel overwhelming, and sometimes, disengaging. Our goal is to change that. 

We also know that youth often struggle to find their role in politics or figure out how it all applies to them – and that’s what we’re here to do. We’ve created workshops and events to teach youth the essentials about how government works, how to form a political opinion, student leadership, advocacy in a way that makes a lasting impact on local and global communities. We use pop culture in media, interactive simulations, and hands-on activities to show youth the role that politics play in every aspect of our daily lives, and why we need youth to become active citizens and agents of democracy.

All workshops are provided to classes, groups, and students free of cost because everyone deserves the opportunity to become an active citizen. If you’d like to request a workshop, fill in a submission at the bottom of the page.

WORKSHOPS

Hands-on skills to help you succeed as an active citizen

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Learn by doing good

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Inspiration to carry you through your endeavours in leadership

SIMULATIONS

Step into a situation and learn how to problem solve in civic leadership

PAST WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Brock Sustainable Development Goals Training Day

November 1 2019

The United Nations SDGs require intersectional support from all sectors – especially youth. This training day was comprised of an inspiring keynote, an in-depth SDG presentation, and two interactive, skill-building workshops that equipped youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to create lasting change and advance the SDGs!

 

Speak Up! How #Represent and Advance Social Issues in Your Community

October 26 2019

As the saying goes, “the personal is the political”. Understanding this as true for women, this skill-building workshop was delivered at the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women to empower women to #Represent in civil society and advance social issues that they care about. Kailene and Hope provided women with the insight, empowerment and tools to share their lived experiences as policy knowledge and engage in civil society through volunteerism, advocacy and politics. Importantly, we focused on bringing other women to the table so that all women can #Represent and mentor one another to overcome obstacles to womens’ #Representation.

 

Student Town Hall

October 1 2019

As the electorate’s largest voting bloc, high school and post-secondary students from the Niagara Region took the reins during the 2019 Federal Election, and facilitated a town hall by students, for students. Candidates from the ridings of St. Catharines and Niagara Centre from the federal Liberal, Conservative, Green, and NDP parties were present to take questions from over 100 students. 

 

First Vote

May 2018 & May 2019

A group of Political Science students took this need to action and began First Vote, a one-day crash course for grade 12 students on Canadian politics, networking with candidates, and youth advocacy, to prepare students for their First Vote.

 

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