Date(s) - 10/02/2017
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Andrew's College, U of S
Saskatoon Global Citizen Awards: Celebrating Youth & Innovation
Program at 7:30 PM | Doors @ 7:00PM – FREE & open to all!
A part of International Development Week (IDW) celebrations: Feb 5-11.
All IDW events: earthbeat.sk.ca/events/idw
Saskatoon Facebook event
In 2017 the Global Citizen Award is celebrating “Youth and Innovation”: spotlighting inspiring young people and youth-based initiatives that demonstrate the impact of youth working towards global citizenship, global cooperation, justice and peace.
Join us in Saskatoon as we celebrate the contributions of these amazing Saskatchewan people and organizations working for a more just and sustainable world:
– Tracey Mitchell
– Jamal Tekleweld
– World University Service of Canada (WUSC-EUMC)
(read more about the winners below)
This event is FREE. RSVPs are not mandatory (but appreciated): firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.757.4669.
TRACEY MITCHELL (Youth and Innovation Award)
Tracey is a settler from Treaty 4 Territory (Moose Jaw), now living in Treaty 6 Territory (Saskatoon). She sits on the national board of The Council of Canadians and is active in Climate Justice Saskatoon. Since 2010, Tracey has also been the Saskatchewan Coordinator for Next Up, an intensive program which trains young social change leaders. Tracey ran her own facilitation practice for five years and, in addition to Next Up, she now works as a peer support mentor in the mental health system, putting her own lived experience of depression to use supporting others. Tracey also loves books and laughter.
JAMAL TEKLEWELD (Youth and Innovation Award)
Jamal is an active member of Saskatoon’s co-operative development, education and environmental justice communities. Jamal is passionate about co-operatives and co-operative education, working to make the community better wherever he goes. Jamal currently works for the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, where he manages the Co-op Camp youth program and other youth education initiatives. In addition to international experience working with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, Jamal is involved on the boards of Saskatoon’ based co-ops, and was recently appointed to the City of Saskatoon Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee.
WUSC (Youth and Innovation Award)
From its inception, WUSC has been a leading organization in building a better world by empowering and supporting youth to create innovative solutions to development challenges. Through the International Seminar as well as other youth-focused programs, WUSC is fostering collaborative youth-led research and innovation, and supporting youth with the education, training and opportunities to create innovative solutions to development challenges facing their communities.