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Community Summit: Creating Inclusive & Welcoming Youth Spaces

Don't miss out on an action-packed afternoon:

  • Networking lunch from 11:30am- 12:30pm
  • Launch of local youth-led research
  • Youth speakers & representatives
  • Breakout strategizing & discussion sessions
  • Presentation: Funding Opportunities with Laidlaw Foundation

Guest youth speakers include two local youth, Tonya-Leah Watts, a proud Anishinaabe kwe (Indigenous woman) from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island; and Carlo José, a self-described fat, queer, magical, young babe who immigrated from Isla Sugbo, Philippines; as well as two youth,  Kiana Browneand Huda Eldardiry, from SKETCH, a Toronto arts space for street-involved youth.

Date & Time: October 30th, 2015 from 12:30pm-4pm (with an optional networking lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm)

Where: Peterborough Public Library Auditorium, (345 Aylmer St. North Peterborough, ON)

Suggested Ticket Price: $15-25
Please note: All youth representatives & participants are asked to register, but independent youth (not affiliated with an organization) are not required to purchase a ticket.

Who Should Come: Youth and community leaders and educators with a desire to create stronger, diverse youth engagement. We will use Seeds for Justices' most recent research to begin a conversation and build from our collective knowledge and experiences of best practices for inclusive youth engagement. From there we will hear from youth speakers, and breakout into strategizing and discussion groups. The summit will also be an excellent networking opportunity!

If you have any questions, please contact Rachelia Giardino at

Earlier Event: October 29
The Noisy Locomotive