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Sep
30
Conservation Youth Corps: Climate Action Leadership Retreat
By Jen Ouimette

Calling all high school climate activists!

The impacts of climate change are here and will continue to intensify for future generations. There have been incredible youth mobilization efforts over the past few years that continue to encourage meaningful dialogue and action.

Join us this fall for an exciting new opportunity – the Conservation Youth Corps: Climate Action Leadership Retreat.

During this weekend-long retreat, engage in climate change education and develop leadership skills with like-minded local youth, so we can tackle the climate crisis together!

During your stay at Albion Hills Field Centre, gain support from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), representatives from local municipalities, community climate leaders, and other guest speakers to plan your own climate change action in your communities.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this retreat, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the climate crisis and local plans and priorities to address it
  • Connect with a network of peers engaged in action on climate change
  • Strengthen their leadership and collaboration skills

Eligibility Requirments:

  • At least 14 years of age
  • Currently enrolled in high school and returning in September 2022
  • Able to commit to the full weekend program (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
  • Interested in the outdoors, environmental conservation and climate change
  • Comfortable working in a team environment

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accessibility accommodation, please email Jennifer.Ouimette@trca.ca at least seven days prior to the event.

This opportunity is fully funded and available at no cost for participants. Spaces are limited and participants will be selected through an application process. Complete and submit the application form here.

Transportation to the site may be available upon request. Please email Jennifer.Ouimette@trca.ca to discuss transportation options.

Date
Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 02