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Youth Workshop on Local Climate Action

March 8 - March 11

 

 

Calling all climate-active and climate-interested youth!  Join us for a three-day workshop for youth ages 13-18 from across Ontario.  Speakers and workshop leaders will include:

Dianne Saxe, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Gil Penalosa, 880 Cities

David Miller, North American lead, C40 Cities and former Mayor of Toronto

Maleeha Shahid, Councillor, Town of Whitby

Shawn Micallef, Columnist, Urban Affairs, Toronto Star

Rino Bortolin, Councillor, City of Windsor

Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Climate Change Canada

More to come – stay tuned and click here to reserve your spot!

Discussions, films, keynote presentations, hands-on activities, tours, and more to help you work for meaningful climate action in your local community – with your municipal/city council, school boards, and other local institutions.

Meet youth from across the province, climate leaders, journalists, professors, and politicians with an interest in seeing effective climate action at the local level.

Added bonus: learn about study and career paths that will allow you to continue to work for the climate action we need and want.

Thanks to generous funding from the Government of Canada the University of Windsor, and other sponsors (scroll down to see some of our sponsors), we are able to offer this workshop at no cost to participants (with all on-site costs, including shared hotel accommodations and meals, as well as bus transportation from Toronto and London to Windsor, covered).

We also hope to be able to provide travel stipends to support youth coming from more remote areas.  Please contact us with any questions.

Many more details to come – follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @CityClimateAct.

Click here to reserve your spot!

A note for parents/guardians: students will be supervised by university student councillors throughout their time in Windsor (including overnight) and on buses from Toronto and London.  Please contact us at windsorlawcities@gmail.com if you have any questions.

A note for teachers: while students do not need to attend this event as a formal school/board-sanctioned activity, we are open to you registering with a group of students.  Please contact us with any questions.  If organizing a school group, we’d ask you to consider encouraging students to make contingency plans in the case of strike action impacting your plans.

To see some of the wonderful organizations supporting our work, please click here.

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March 8
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March 11
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Youth Workshop on Local Climate Action

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