Speaking Rights National Training

October 25, 2017

On May 5, 6 and 7, 2017, Equitas invited youth ambassadors aged 14 – 25 years old and staff members from over 15 community partner organizations from across Canada. The 40 changemakers gathered at Sid Lee’s 8 Queen Creative Space in Montreal for a three-day National Training as part of the Speaking Rights program.

The Speaking Rights National Training is part of a year-long Equitas project which aims to increase the participation of youth to take on leadership roles and contribute to more inclusive and equitable Canadian communities. The Speaking Rights program also encourages youth to take action and address the issues affecting their community. During the National Training, youth ambassadors and program staff from key partner organizations had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and good practices on how to promote, engage and support youth-led projects around diversity and participation in their community. As representatives of their community, the participants jointly developed tools and implementation plans to engage decision-makers and community members to also be a part of positive social change.

Dynamic guests, interesting encounters, artistic performances and lots of laughs… All the ingredients were there for a successful training! Read more here.