Youth Take Charge: Advocacy IncubatorChildren First Canada
The Advocacy Incubator is a two-day virtual summit on advocacy, communications, and campaigns, featuring incredible young keynote speakers, trainers, and facilitators, including Stephen Mensah of the Toronto Youth Cabinet. Sessions will be led by youth from partner organizations Jack.org, Leadnow.ca, and Amnesty International Canada, and will teach young people about strategy, the tools and tactics of making change, and how to communicate their message. Note that this event will take place online on Wednesday, April 19th, and on Wednesday, April 26th, from 11AM to 3PM ET.
On Day 1 (April 19th), young people will work as teams to develop a campaign on an issue they care about (e.g., environment, poverty, racism).
On Day 2 (April 26th), they will pitch their campaign to the other teams working on the same issue, and their peers will select the campaign to move forward. Selected campaigns will then pitch to a panel of partner organizations that will select the campaign they will support after the event. All teams will be provided with a digital package of tools they can use if they want to continue to work on their campaigns after the event.
Young people can join as a team of 10, or, if they sign up individually, they will be grouped with others who are interested in the same issue. This free virtual opportunity is for young people 12-18-years-old in Canada.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth to hone their advocacy skills and make a difference.
Click on the Learn More link to additional details and to register.