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Event Date(s)
April 23-25, 2021
12:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Motivate Canada’s 4th annual edition of the national ViaYOUTH Summit is going virtual!

Motivate Canada’s 2021 ViaYOUTH Summit will virtually bring together 40 Canadian youth, from coast to coast to coast, for a 3-day leadership event to engage and inspire youth while unlocking their innovation potential. Designed through extensive youth consultation, the theme of Youth Resilience & Well-Being While Enduring Hardship emerged.

Led by a talented and energized team of diverse youth – the mission of the 2021 ViaYOUTH Summit is to craft an engaging and interactive online event experience for 40 young people from across Canada, addressing some of the key issues facing youth during this unprecedented time. The workshops and guest speakers will focus on personal well-being, keeping community connection alive, creating safe virtual spaces to engage online and, Indigenous perspectives on well-being.

Organizations working with emerging leaders between the ages of 18 and 26 are encouraged to support a young person in their network by nominating them to attend.

“The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) supported two young leaders in the recreation sector to attend the 2020 ViaYOUTH Summit in Vancouver…the experience changed them!  They returned home with new confidence; new passion; new desire to make a difference in their communities and in the Nunavut territory.  Quentin and Nathan continue to share with other young Nunavummiut leaders their experience at the 2020 ViaYouth Summit. Sometimes, we are not fully aware of how significant an opportunity is until we hear from those who participated.  RPAN will continue to support other young Nunavummiut leaders to attend the ViaYOUTH Summit, and encourages other organizations to provide youth this opportunity!”

Dawn Currie – Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut

Details, including registration and workshop themes, are on the ViaYOUTH
Summit website
. In the meantime, below are some fast facts to get you started!

When: Friday, April 23rd to Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Where: Online. Wherever you are located across Canada!

Who: We invite youth from all across Canada with diverse backgrounds, experiences, passions, and interests, representing communities from coast to coast to coast. If you are between the ages of 18-26, a long-time volunteer looking to take the next step, a student leader in transition, or an emerging leader searching for ways to get your community project off-the-ground, then the ViaYOUTH Summit is for you!

Cost: A $99.00 *fee is required at the time of application and it includes:

Each delegate will receive the following as part of their virtual ViaYOUTH
Summit experience:

3-day LIVE, online youth-led program filled with exclusive workshops, inspiring speakers, interactive dialogue, and a network of new friends from across Canada!

A delegate experience box designed JUST FOR YOU delivered to your door (yes, by mail!) prior to the ViaYOUTH Summit -filled with unique swag and goodies.

ViaYOUTH Summit Delegate Certificate to share with future employers, volunteer opportunities or just to hang on your wall for the memories!

Access to ViaYOUTH Connections – a series of weekly video chats with your new network of friends across Canada following the ViaYOUTH Summit.

If you, or you know a youth who could benefit from a weekend of collaboration and interactive workshops with other youth from across the country, registration is now open.  Spots are limited and for more details on Motivate Canada’s 2021 ViaYOUTH Summit are available HERE

Motivate Canada

Motivate Canada is Canada’s Partner in Youth-Driven Development™ – a unique youth social impact framework that unlocks the innovation potential of young people while empowering them to create positive change within their communities.

Since its modest beginnings in 1994 as a single program organization in British Columbia, Motivate Canada has expanded its reach and mission to deliver YDD initiatives across Canada in partnership with like-minded organizations.

With gratitude to the Government of Canada, through the Department of Canadian Heritage, for their continued financial support of Motivate Canada and the ViaYOUTH Summit.

For further questions, please email leland@motivatecanada.ca