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Youth are shaping the communities around us. We will spread the passion we have in our hearts and bring about a future to last lifetimes.


Defining Black Futures and Excellence: A #RisingYouth Perspective

This event brought together Black-led organizations and Alumni from TakingITGlobal's #RisingYouth program to discuss the Black experience in Canada and covered a range of themes including: Meaningful ways to engage the community, and perspectives from panelists on what black excellence means to them. The panel highlighted how to envision Black futures in Canada in support of showcasing how Black Canadians are contributing to their communities.


Length: 15 min

In this More Than Just A Project Interview, #RisingYouth Alumni Christine speaks with Jumana El Shami, a Grade 12 student from PEI who started a project providing thank you packages for over 100 healthcare workers from two local hospitals.



Truth and Reconciliation through Community Action

Acknowledging Indigenous Youth Excellence and Leadershipby Blaine WolfeIndigenous youth that accessed micro-grants from #RisingYouth...

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Building Unity Amongst South Sudanese Youth

Q&A’s with Olga LoggaleWhere are you from? What place do you currently call home and why?Hello, my name is Olga Loggale. I was born in...

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Raising Awareness on Clean Drinking Water

Q&A’s with Wen Tao GuWhere are you from? What place do you currently call home and why?I live in Saint John New Brunswick Canada, but I...

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