Unity is a youth-centric project that invited an Indigenous artist to work in-person as a resident artist within 5 high schools from Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
The participatory artwork led by the selected local artist(s) explores dialogue, creation, and community engagement around the community's relationship with water and how it’s passed on to youth indigenous and non-indigenous populations from this area.
Engage your students or youth group through artwork created by indigenous artists from your community
FREE in-class or virtual workshops for Ages 7 to 17 years
Members from our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) of young professionals from across Canada are offering free workshops to interested schools and organizations based on the artist residency.
Each workshop will:
Workshop Length & Location
30 to 45 minutes
We want to make sure that it fits within class schedules with minimal disruption, while giving students the opportunity to get the most out of the experience.
The students will engage with knowledge surrounding traditional art forms. Additionally, they will be invited to explore their own creative side by taking part in an artistic interactive activity.
Students will come out of the workshop with a better understanding, not only of local bodies of water, but of the cultural and societal importance of water. They will understand water from a new perspective that they may not have been exposed to before.
Our aim is to foster a meaningful and healthy relationship between the students and the environment and cater to the importance of our interconnectivity with the natural world, with the ultimate goal of protecting it for future generations.
MEET THE 2023 YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD!
Our volunteers are 18-30 years old, active and interested in water and climate change, education, community engagement. They're committed to work on reconciliation and support UNITY.
Waterlution designs water-centric projects that offer creative water-focused public engagement and education opportunities and give youth multiple opportunities to receive training, develop transferable skills and gain leadership experience/innovate by designing multidisciplinary and creative approaches to water awareness. Our organizational values are Respect, Lifelong learning, Inclusiveness, Kindness, and Empathy. Youth Advisors will need to share these values to be part of the volunteer team.
Waterlution welcomes and values diversity and diverse knowledge and perspective. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups. This includes Indigenous People, members of a visible minority group, women, LGBTQ2S+ and individuals who face accessibility issues.
This project is partially funded
by the Canadian Government