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Join YSI as our Regional Lead (2 positions) in Algoma and Thunder Bay

ARE YOU ADVENTUROUS, COMPASSIONATE, AND READY TO CO-CREATE SOMETHING AMAZING?

YSI is seeking two new Regional Leads to support the development of youth-organizing hubs (or Nests) in the Algoma and Thunder Bay areas, as well as help support the YSI's province-wide work.

POSITION OVERVIEW

You will be part of a local and provincial team, responsible for coordination and implementation of new local programs. As part of this work, you will be building a local network of volunteers, individuals and organizations to better support the capacity of youth organizers to make positive change in your community.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for working collaboratively with diverse people and communitiesand with strong foundations in youth-­driven and youth-­informed social change work.The ideal candidate is someone who brings a sense of adventure, tenacity, kindness, spirit and joy to their work.

Experience with program developmentbuilding networkspartnership development and effective communication across different groups are key for this position.

Critical to YSI’s work is the building of relationships between Indigenous and non-­Indigenous communities. Priority will be given to candidates who can positively work across cultures in communities, affirming in their practice, the acknowledgement, respect and gratitude to our province’s ancestry and stewardship.

*** We strongly encourage and welcome applications from people who identify as Indigenous (Métis, First Nation, Inuit, on/off reserve), a person of colour, LGTBQQ2, living with a disability, or a religious minority.*** 

applications due friday, June 24th 2016

Adventures in Nest-Building (YSI's 2015 Learning Document)

Adventures in Nest-Building (YSI's 2015 Learning Document)

After two years of much action and deep reflection, we are proud to release "Adventure's in Nest-Building (Or, How to support place-based youth-organizing)", our project report about what we have learned about supporting youth-led organizing in Ontario.

Ten ideas pollinating (Part 3: Work groups)

Ten ideas pollinating (Part 3: Work groups)

In the last piece of our Spring update, we’d like to share a bit about our strategy for carrying forward our renewed purpose and ongoing projects. We have struck three work groups to carry forward this vision in the short-, medium- and long-term.

Ten ideas pollinating (Part 2: Ongoing projects)

Ten ideas pollinating (Part 2: Ongoing projects)

Last week, we told you about the renewed purpose and outcomes that YSI is bringing into the Spring. In today’s Part 2, we’d like to share the projects that are carrying this work forward. 

Faces from our community: Jasmine Mwanaisha Ali

Faces from our community: Jasmine Mwanaisha Ali

A third entry in our series to hightlight the contributions of our members. Jasmine Mwanaisha Ali has been a vibrant member of YSI's community for almost two years, and we are humbled by all that she has offered. In that Spirit, she has written the following reflection on her growth through the collaborative and the promise of maintaining a heart-led practice for social change that starts with our immediate relationships.

Faces from our community: Shannon Moan

Faces from our community: Shannon Moan

This is another entry in a series to highlight the contributors within our network and highlight the gift exchanges that keeps this network alive and kicking. As Shannon moves on from the Core Team to pursue other local opportunities in 2015, we would like to thank her so much for the time and energy she has put into connect our local and provincial work with head, heart and spirit. 

Understanding Traditional Governance for Today

Understanding Traditional Governance for Today

Over the next few months, members of our community will be leading an effort to integrate Anishinaabemowin Traditional Governance teachings into YSI's work. Here Jon Cada, a collaborator and YSI member from Mississauga First Nation near Blind River, ON, offers up a bit of his story that brings him to this point.