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2022 Youth Summit for Mother Earth

September 24 - September 25

Cedar, 2021 Youth Summit

The Youth Summit for Mother Earth will be held as a hybrid event with the option of joining virtually, or participating in smaller in-person hub activities in the areas of the four partners of the Youth Circle for Mother Earth project. These in-person events are conditional on the recommendations of public authorities in light of COVID-19.

When: September 24-25, 2022
Where: Online or at one of our in-person hubs in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Peterborough and Walpole Island
Who: Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth aged 14-20

The summit will feature workshops, keynote speakers, and plenty of group activities and challenges to get participants outdoors. Summit participants will indicate their interest to join a nearby in-person hub during registration, with the understanding that we will not be offering or covering any overnight accommodations.

Registration and Sponsorship

SPONSORED YOUTH: If you are being sponsored to participate in the Virtual Youth Summit for the full cost of $175, please register here. You will be prompted for the password that event coordinator gave you.

If you are not being sponsored to attend and would like to participate in our summit, please contact the event coordinator below to be notified when registration opens.

Subsidized registration is available here.

Please contact Christine Ambre at christinea@ontarionature.org or 416-444-8419 ext. 244 if you have any inquiries about sponsorship or questions about registration.

Highlights from 2021

From September 25 to 26, 2021 environmental leaders from across the province gathered virtually for cross-cultural learning and knowledge sharing. In partnership with the Youth Council, the Youth Circle for Mother Earth partners and Coordinating Circle, this re-imagined gathering brought 92 young leaders and 12 youth mentors together.

These youth represented 54 communities across Ontario from as far as Windsor, Ottawa and Kenora, with youth identifying from Indigenous communities across Turtle Island and cultures around the world. Youth also participated in group activities, outdoor challenges, virtual discussions and youth-led sessions on nature-inspired art, story sharing, Two-Eyed Seeing, climate action, environmental policy, biodiversity and networking.

For more information and to learn about registration: https://ontarionature.org/events/youth-summit/

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