The 150 Years Young project is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative. To recognize our country's 150th birthday, Apathy is Boring is teaming up with community partners and 12 City Ambassadors (representing Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver) to tell our own story about youth in Canada.
Through creative installations, we will create space to acknowledge and feature the diverse ways young people are shaping their communities across Canada and mobilize the potential of their peers. The project will unfold in three phases. Phase 1 is currently ongoing.
PHASE 1: Capturing Contributions
Our community partners and 12 city ambassadors, along with the broader online community, are collecting photos and stories from across Canada that illustrate the conventional and unconventional ways millennials make a difference. This will shift the narrative on youth engagement in Canada into a new, positive, space.
PHASE 2: Creative Interventions and City Projections
Because art is a powerful and effective way of breaking down barriers and inspiring conversations, the photos and captions being collected will be shared online at www.150yearsyoung.com and projected on buildings in five cities as part of Street Talks events. The events’ objective is to facilitate meaningful conversations that will inspire reflection and action.
PHASE 3: Information Campaign
We are connected more now, through digital channels, than we have ever been before. To foster this connection, we will create meaningful content that will empower our peers to turn awareness into action and to see themselves as agents of change moving forward. In collaboration with our partners, we will create and share online tools to equip our peers in pursuing community engagement opportunities.
The project's 12 ambassadors and our Executive Director, Caro, were featured on VICE. Click below to see the video.
Other partners and supporters:
Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, Engineers without borders, Forum Jeunesse de L’ile de Montreal, National Association of Friendship Centres , Santropol Roulant, Indspire, Youth Ottawa, 4Rs Youth Movement, MEC Outdoor Nation, Quebec Community Groups Network , English Language Arts Network, Faith in Canada 150, ImagiNation 150, Giving Tuesday, Girl’s Action Foundation, Studio Y, Volunteer Bureau of Montreal, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 4-H Canada, New Canadian Media, iPolitics, Community Foundations of Canada, 150 Alliance, The Environics Institute, MassivArt