It is the same thing every morning: As soon as I am awake and ready to start my day, and before reaching up to rub my eyes, I grab my phone…
OCIC Youth Policy-Makers Hub
Global problems like gender inequality and climate change affect people of all ages everywhere. These complex problems require holistic inter-generational approaches, diverse mindsets, multi-disciplinary methods and multi-sectoral dialogue. OCIC recognizes the wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership that youth leaders bring to the international cooperation sector in Ontario and beyond. We want to help enable the active participation of youth at local, national and international policy-making tables to inform decisions that concern their lives, future and the planet.
OCIC’s Youth Policy-Makers Hub (YPH) seeks to engage diverse youth from across Ontario in international cooperation policy processes in support of Gender Equality, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) action areas, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, we also hope to increase the awareness and interest of Ontarians, especially youth, in international cooperation and key global issues, and to offer opportunities for meaningful participation in advocacy and policy-making processes, meetings and delegations.
THE 2023-2024 POLICY MATTERS SERIES
The 2023-2024 Policy Matters Series is focused on Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), with a monthly focus on each of its action area. You can watch the recordings from previous sessions below.
Mark your Calendars: April 8, 2024, Monday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: FIAP Action Area 4: Environment and Climate Change
MEET THE 2023-2024 YOUTH POLICY-MAKERS
DOWNLOAD THE ADVOCACY TOOLKIT
The 2022-2023 Cohort of the Youth Policy-Makers Hub (YPH) have launched an Advocacy Toolkit!
This fantastic resource pulls together important terminology, effective tools, a broad range of resources, and local and national organizations that can help you on your advocacy journey. It’s a culmination of the great work and learning the YPH have achieved this past year.
Contributors to the toolkit are H. Gibran, Angelique Jeanty, Caylin Sun and Gladys Trinidad.
Many thanks to Leigh Raithby and Lindsday Sheridan from Results Canada for sharing their advocacy expertise and strategies with the YPH.
READ THE YOUTH pOLICY-mAKER bLOGS
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