The Northern Lights Collaborative [final name to be decided together at the Launch Event!] is a group of organizations that received funding for 5 years from the Youth Opportunities Fund/Ontario Trillium Foundation to try to change the youth social innovation system in Northern Ontario.
We want to do this through bringing together young people and supportive adults from different parts of Northern Ontario to learn and share over the next 5 years. It is very important that WHAT the youth social innovation system in Northern Ontario is, and WHAT the change is that we want to see in that system, gets to be named and worked on by young people.
This 3-Day Project Launch event will be a learning, sharing and planning experience that we will bring our whole selves to.
You will learn and share project planning skills in deep sharing and listening, facilitation, governance, participatory budgeting, communication strategy development and more. With those skills, you are invited to plan aspects of this 5 year project which are of interest to you.
Funding is provided for travel, food, and accommodations - the more info we have the better so we can plan the activities and manage the budget to get as many people who are interested together.
*Please note that we would love to welcome every young person who wants to attend this gathering; at the same time we have limited funding and will give priority to young people who live in Northern Ontario and may not be well-supported or connected in their current community work.
If you are a supportive adult who is interested in this project, please get in touch with us: email@example.com (Thunder Bay/Northwest), firstname.lastname@example.org (Sault Ste Marie/Algoma) or email@example.com.