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YouthOrganize

YouthOrganize

In 2019, YouthOrganize launched as an online platform to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario to build skills and support each other to better organize in their communities. We found that most of the youth interested in YouthOrganize were first time Organizers looking to start something new for the first time.

Based on learnings and the continued success of our Provincial Youth Ambassador Program, we have re-built YouthOrganize to create a more hands-on Program to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth to develop skill and work in small groups to organize in their communities.

We are excited to announce that we have successfully received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to launch this adapted program model in Peel, Halton and neighbouring regions. We’re hoping to be able to expand this Program into further regions in Ontario.

About YouthOrganize in Peel-Halton:

YouthOrganize brings together 2SLGBTQ+ youth within Peel, Halton and surrounding regions to increase 2SLGBTQ+ programming, supports and advocacy initiatives, strengthen leadership skills, and build networks amongst 2SLGBTQ+ youth. The majority of Youth Volunteers will be Indigenous, Black and/or youth or colour, and priority will be given to trans youth.

We are currently hiring two Coordinators to support this project. Please visit our Jobs section for more details.

More info on how to get involved with YouthOrganize coming soon!


Overview of YouthOrganize Webinars ran in 2019

YouthOrganize hosted live online webinars on a variety of grassroots organizing topics for 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario. Sign up for the next one on Tuesday January 14th from 6 – 8 pm here:

Monday September 30 6-8 pm: Facilitation and Consent – Yami

Wednesday Oct 30 6 – 8 pm: Event Planning 101 – Tele Kapkirwok

Monday Nov 11 6 – 8 pm: BIPOC-centred spaces – Yasmine El-Hamamsy

Thursday Nov 28 6 – 8 pm: Boundaries – Christine Hsu

Wednesday Dec 11 6 – 8 pm: Leveraging Mainstream Media for Advocacy – Fae Johnstone

Tuesday Jan 14 6 – 8 pm: Accessibility – Crip Collective

Other resources:

  • YouthOrganize hired 2SLGBTQ+ youth to write resources and tools on how to organize. COMING SOON!
  • Check out our current resource page here 
  • Get your group or program added to Youth Line’s Resource Database, so that other 2SLGBTQ can find your awesome programs, groups, and events!

If you have any questions about YouthOrganize in the meantime, please contact Hayley Moody at hayleym@youthline.ca