Reflecting on Online Activism: Environmental Justice and the Anti-Racism Movement

by Sydney Stevenson, Youth Advisory Board Member 2019-2020 The anti-racism movement unfolding around the world and online is unprecedented. Never before has social media been used so actively to address and educate people on white privilege, colonial legacies, and the ongoing systematic racism which has continued legacies of violence and genocide in American, Canadian and…

Blending Personal and Professional Growth – Waterlution’s Youth Advisory Board

by Olivia Allen – Project Lead for Youth Programs It’s been over three years since I started coordinating Waterlution’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and accompanying school projects. One of the most exhilarating things about working with youth ages 19-29, is seeing them grow into outstanding young professionals during their youth advisor volunteer term and beyond!…

Art et éducation, des alliés pour l’environnement

Par Helena Vallée Dallaire – Coordinatrice pour les programmes jeunesse Depuis les dernières années, les avenues créatives sont de plus en plus empruntées afin de sensibiliser une audience plus large et diversifiée à la situation environnementale. L’art sous toute forme s’active, soit par son contenu, son message, ses composantes matérielles, ou encore l’orientation de ses…

Art as an Environmental Education Tool

By Helena Vallée Dallaire – Youth Program Coordinator In recent years, creativity and art have been increasingly used to inform a larger and more diverse audience about the importance and urgency of our environmental situation. Art has activated itself through all of its mediums: whether by using its content, its concept, its material components, or…

A Commitment to Birch Bark

By Stephanie Pheasant-Recollet, Youth Programs Assistant Working with Birch Bark had been a long-awaited skill that I had tucked away, during the Spring of 2016. Just last year, that skill resurfaced, but evolved with a newfound understanding and appreciation for the versatile material. With the guidance of my Anishinaabe culture and friends, my daughter (6)…