We’ve partnered with the Net Zero Advisory Body and Environment and Climate Change Canada to create a new program that supports youth understanding and knowledge about Net-Zero called “Net Zero and You(th).”
As a part of this program we will be offering a free workshop series (2 hour long sessions lasting 3 consecutive weeks). There will be four editions of these workshops, addressing the context of four provinces in Canada: Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Through the Workshops, youth will get to meet other youth who are interested in the intersection on Environment and Democracy, be able to communicate their story effectively and will have the skills to connect with other climate organizations to advance net-zero and different climate strategies to ensure that every person in Canada - and beyond - has access to a healthy environment.
Week 1 - Planting the Seed : We'll get to know each other, familiarize ourselves with key concepts around net-zero movement, what Canada's goals are and how this relates to democracy.
Week 2 - Rooting Your Place in Stories : We'll reflect on our experiences with storytelling, practice skills in effective storytelling and deep listening.
Week 3 - Growing Your Voice : We'll do activities to practice skills from previous weeks, brainstorm on next steps of action and connect with and learn about other climate organizations.
At the end of the program youth will receive a Certificate of Completion: "Storytelling for Net-Zero".
Quebec: January 29th, February 5th, and February 12th, 2024 from 4:00 PM - 6 PM EST
BC: May 2024
Ontario: September 2024
Alberta: February 2025
Zoom (While the workshops will be held virtually, we highly encourage you to sign up for the province that you are located in as the content will vary to address the different contexts)
Youth between the ages 18-30 who are not very familiar with the net-zero movement but would like to learn more.
HOW TO SIGN UP
If you are located in Quebec you can sign up here:
If you are located outside of Quebec but would like to be notified about Ontario, Alberta or BC editions, you can drop your contact info here:
If you are not located in any of the four listed provinces but are still interested in joining, you are still welcome to sign up, though some of the information will be specific to the province.
The main language during the workshops will be English. There will be simultaneous interpretation available to French during the Quebec workshops. There will be closed captioning available on zoom.
If you have any questions you can reach out to [email protected].