PowerShift: Young and Rising will take place on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin / Anishinaabe Peoples in Ottawa from February 14th - 18th, 2019 and will bring together 700+ young people stepping up together to assert their right to a livable future. Together, we will demand respect for Indigenous rights and to imagine a powerful vision for climate justice in Canada. We will honour and support the work that Indigenous Peoples have done since time immemorial to protect the planet and approach our work in an intersectional way that centres the voices and needs of Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and other frontline communities.
We want young people to leave ready to go back to their communities to continue to take action, buoyed by new skill sets and networks of support woven across the country. We will ensure to share and support the myriad of issue-based and regionally focused opportunities for action, while also providing an opportunity for participants to take action together, in Ottawa.
Tables must be willing to communicate with the conference organizers in the lead-up to PowerShift: Young and Rising to make sure that the content is in line with the goals and outcomes of PowerShift.
BIPOC individuals, women, LGBTQ2S+ and gender nonconforming groups, and those with limited financial resources are all highly encouraged to apply.
NOTE: By filling in this form you are committing to be at PowerShift: Young and Rising in Ottawa from February 14-18th, 2019.