YouthOrganize (YO) is a 10-month youth leadership program for 2SLGBTQ+ youth (aged 16-29) across the Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga) and Halton (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville) regions. Working in small groups known as pods, YO Volunteers dream up, develop, and action community projects that address and fulfill some of the arising needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Peel and Halton.
YO Volunteer community projects are supported through skill-building workshops, funding, networking, leadership and mentorship opportunities!
Cohort 1 began in November 2020 and is anticipated to finish in October 2021. Cohort 1’s deadline has been extended because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to quickly adapt and shift our programming from in-person to online.
Cohort 2 will begin in September 2021 and is anticipated to finish in June 2022. This year’s pods will be organized into four 2SLGBTQ+ youth identity and demographic-based groups:
Funding provided by: the Government of Ontario