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Wednesday, January 29 • 09:00 - 10:30
205: A Movement of Changemakers: 2 Stories of Youth-Led Organizations

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This Mega session will focus on two inspirational stories of youth-led grassroots organizations who saw gaps in service and decided to make a difference – so that every young person can confidently pursue their aspirations for the future.

Tamer will focus on the journey of UforChange, a youth-led arts organization in the Toronto neighbourhoods of St James Town and Regent Park. UforChange mentors young people in pursuit of their artistic passions through programs that are unique in providing them not only with foundational skills, but also access to professional mentors, employment opportunities, a sense of community, education support and more.

A group of Indigenous youth that came together from Idle No More, A7G started from a gap in services and grew into a movement. Giving a national voice and platform to young people across Turtle Island not only contributes to their own success and healing today but also to that of the next seven generations. Gabrielle will speak to the need for grassroots programming and how Indigenous youth still carry the burden of reconciliation.

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Gabrielle Fayant

Co-founder, Co-CEO, Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G)
Gabrielle Fayant originates from Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta and identifies as a proud Michif woman. She currently resides in Ottawa  on the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples. Gabrielle is the cofounder and Co-CEO of a youth-led, youth driven non-profit... Read More →
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Tamer Ibrahim

Youth Collective Impact Program Manager, Laidlaw Foundation
Tamer Ibrahim oversees the Youth Collective Impact program at the Laidlaw Foundation: an initiative in partnership with Innoweave that helps organizations in local communities across Ontario develop, launch and implement collective impact approaches that directly improve outcomes... Read More →


Wednesday January 29, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 205