Real change happens when people come together and use their collective power to lift up their communities. Together we have the ability to represent an array of people, issues, and lived experiences, all with a shared passion for advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), and ending the injustice of poverty and inequality. That is why Oxfam Canada is calling on youth activists, community leaders, and passionate individuals from across the country to come together in Ottawa and attend the Youth Summit this November!
Oxfam Canada will convene young SRHR activists from across Canada to gain skills related to providing, educating, and advocating for CSE and SRHR in their communities. The Youth Summit is a free, two-day summit packed with workshops, inspiring speakers, and breakout sessions focused on SRHR issues and advocacy. Participants will leave inspired, connected, knowledgeable, and equipped with skills to advocate for a positive change under the broad umbrella of SRHR.
Applicants from anywhere in Canada, excluding Quebec, aged 18 to 29, are welcome to apply. Our overarching goal with these spots is to support young 2SLGBTQIA+ leaders by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to bring CSE into their community spaces using an intersectional feminist and anti-racist approach to advocate for CSE, SRHR, and other 2SLGBTQIA+ related issues in political settings.
Youth will participate in interactive sessions that build their capacity in CSE that addresses the needs of diverse populations. They will also learn how to advocate for the needs of themselves and their communities, specifically around CSE and SRH, to decision-makers.
The deadline for applications is August 31, 2023.
Click on the Learn More link to apply!