The 150 Years Young Project

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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.

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The project's 12 ambassadors and our Executive Director, Caro, were featured on VICE. Click below to see the video. 

For this project, we've partnered with Creative Publics Lab and Simon Fraser University (as well as MANY others listed below), who put on an exhibit to feature the stories of young Vancouverites collected as part of this project- check out a sneak peek of the exhibited works below. 

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