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One Youth was proud to collaborate with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and YMCA Canada to deliver the 2019 Change Summits. The events were held in Calgary, Moncton, Whitehorse, Montreal and Ottawa.

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What are Change Summits?

Change Summits are two-day events in cities across Canada where youth and adults work together on solutions for improving child and youth well-being.

2019 Change Summit Highlights:

Group shot of youth and adult participants from the Calgary Change Summit.
Our youth and adult participants from the Calgary Change Summit after two full days of working together toward improving belonging in the YYC!

Identifying the issues faced by children and youth in the community

Ira from the Whitehorse Change Summit participating in a writing activity.
Ira from the Whitehorse Change Summit participating in an activity where participants anonymously wrote about their positive and negative experiences with belonging on post-it notes.

Developing solutions to issues of belonging in the city

Wilsan from the Ottawa Change Summit showing off a prototype for the Boost Watch.
Wilsan from the Ottawa Change Summit showing off a prototype for the Boost Watch, a potential solution to help YOW youth feel free to be themselves. The watch sends the wearer hourly compliments to "boost" their self-esteem.

Want to know more about Change Summits? Send us a message at oneyouth@unicef.ca.