Growing into yourself is never easy at the best of times. The pandemic has had profound impacts on youth, disrupting social routines and challenging youth who have often experienced isolation, boredom, and anxiety about what the future holds. We wanted to find a fun and engaging way to strengthen personal resilience among youth that will have a long-lasting impact on their development. We want to help them build skills to positively support themselves and their peers, not just during this time, but all the time.
In collaboration with Montreal-based Never was Average, we’re pleased to offer three online workshops focused on different aspects of personal empowerment. The workshops will focus on how participants can use their own unique voice to better the world around them. These 90-minute sessions will take place once a month during April, May, and June and they will cover important topics such as identity, artistic expression and online presence. Each session will take the form of roundtable conversation. It’s a virtual space for participants to connect and learn and all attendees will be invited to share perspectives and tell their stories. No specific equipment needed, just your headphones and a notepad to take notes.
Registration is now open and is free to current virtual exchange participants. Young alumni, friends, and adult allies are invited to join us with a $10 donation to support Experiences Canada programming – to help ensure full access for all youth regardless of geography, ability or economic circumstance.
Attendance is limited and is on a first come first served basis, so sign up today
Tuesday April 13th, 6PM EST
“Art is a disruptive and propelling force. Creative expression is one of the most powerful tools we can use to activate and trigger change,” Ava DuVernay.
Many artists and creatives use the arts to denounce injustices. Art largely contributes to the understanding of the world and its various issues and plays a major role in the perception of social subjects by the public. In this conversation, we will discuss together the power of art in public space.
Tuesday May 25th, 6PM EST
Your online presence probably takes many forms already. Your digital identity is the fusion of all the attributes and information available online. In this conversation, we’ll explore if your online footprint reflects your values, reality and reflect on how our constant clicking, liking, swiping, and algorithms have impacted our lives.