CEGN holds learning webinars and members’ briefings throughout the year. Through our Shared Learning Series, a partnership between CEGN and the Sustainability Network, a number of our webinars are open to all interested participants. Other webinars are for funders only. For more info and to register, contact Pegi_dover@cegn.org.
The Rising Tide: A Snapshot of Canadian Youth Leadership and Climate Action- April 18th at 1 PM Eastern
In Canada and around the world, youth are playing a vital role in calling for action to combat climate change. They are the first generation to feel the full impact of climate change and will be the ones most deeply affected by the climate disruption ahead. Yet, they have largely been ignored by political leaders and left out of decision-making.
Youth in many countries and from many walks of life are forming networks, building capacity, and taking strategic action to ensure a livable future. Canadian youth are at the forefront of this powerful, emerging sector of the climate movement. From helping to organize climate strikes resulting in 150,000 students on the streets of Montreal, to inciting engagement through creativity and culture, to supporting sustainable development in local communities across the country, unprecedented numbers of young people are mobilizing to ensure a safer climate and more just society.
We invite you to join us to hear directly from a selection of youth leaders on their response to the climate crisis. What tactics are working to engage youth? What methods are needed to fight disillusionment? How does the broader climate and social justice movement fit? What resources are needed to support sustained action, and amplify its impact?
Alison Gu, Organizer, La planète s’invite à l’université (LSPU) and Climate Strikes Canada
Nigel Henri-Robinson, Youth Representative, Indigenous Climate Action
Steve Lee, Executive Director, 3% Project
Dominque Souris, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Youth Climate Lab
Facilitator: Sarah Margolius, Project Manager, CEGN
Connecting People and Nature: A Focus on the Many Benefits it Brings and the Role Philanthropy Can Play- April 24th at 1 PM Eastern
CEGN and Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) are pleased to host this spring webinar “Connecting People and Nature”. The focus will be on highlighting the multiple benefits of doing so; showcasing some major initiatives that are underway; and pointing to philanthropic opportunities for engagement,
This webinar is part of a series developed by the CEGN and CFC to focus on the role for philanthropy in advancing sustainable communities. The series is being developed with support from and in partnership with the Greenbelt Foundation.
Presenters: Marlene Power, Executive Director, Child and Nature Alliance of Canada; Dave Harvey, Executive Director, Park People/ Amis des parcs; Margaret Fraser, Co-founder, The Lion and the Mouse (Le lion et la souris); Karen Shelstad, Program Director, Lawson Foundation
Moderator: Ian Bird, President, Community Foundations of Canada
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