It’s been a little while since you’ve heard from us!
We’ve been busy wrapping up our 3 years of Ontario Trillium Foundation GROW funding, while collaborating with the Young Leaders Circle in their work on young people’s leadership and governance, and getting excited about young people changing organizational systems across Northern Ontario with the Northern Lights Collaborative.
Our 3 years of learning together has culminated (who are we kidding - continues) with a new learning document. This YSI Collaborative Learning Document outlines our learning from 2016-2018 as we grew connections with young leaders from Tkaronto, Dish With One Spoon territory and Algoma, Robinson-Huron Treaty territory to Thunder Bay, Robinson-Superior Treaty territory. It contains questions, reflections, and celebrations; highlights the impact we’ve had; and digs deep into the tensions and experiences of ‘failing forward’ in this work.
We hope it offers continuing experience and insight into the complexity and care of organizing led by young people at this time, in this place.