Post-PowerShift 2012 thoughts from a Prairie Organizer

by Karen Rooney One of my recurrent themes as an organizing member of PowerShift 2012 has been how to engage, involve and empower folks from Western Canada to participate in a meaningful way. While I feel this goal has been somewhat accomplished, I know there is a long road ahead of us when it comes … Continue reading

CYD-DJC COP18 delegates finally met!

by Megan Van Buskirk Last week, all of the CYD delegates finally met! I was so stoked to finally put faces to the emails we’ve been shooting back and forth for months and months. All of the CYD-ers met in Ottawa before PowerShift 2012 (a conference that brought together nearly 1200 youth from across Canada to work … Continue reading

CYD 2012 retreat

by Alana Westwood After months of conference calls, individuals plugging away at strategies and programming on their laptops from couches, desks, coffee shops, and (I dare say) the occasional pub on their laptops, this year’s CYDers met one another in person for the first time. The energy in the room was palpable as the CYD … Continue reading

Canadian Youth Delegation to COP18 selected

by Alana Westwood This year’s Canadian Youth Delegation to the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC has been selected! Comprised of young leaders and activists from across the nation, stay tuned for more information and upcoming actions and media releases. You can view their bios here, and CYD members are busy gearing up as organizers, … Continue reading