Mayor's Youth Council - The Kingston Mayor's Youth Council is a group of young people who want to help youth in Kingston and improve their quality of life by offering a platform to raise the opinions and inquiries and then bring them to the Municipal Government.
Click here to see what the council is up to!
MP Mark Gerretsen's Youth Council - MP Mark Gerretsen's office and Y2K are working together to form a youth council which will be able to provide direction to the MP on the interests and concerns of youth within our riding and provide feedback to the federal government on broader issues that youth are facing.
This is a way to create open dialogue in our community between youth and the federal government and give youth a platform to create community based projects and debate or discuss various issues and topics which are important to them.
Interviews are currently being run, stay connected to hear about the council moving forward!
Click here for MP Mark Gerretsen's website.
Y2K is currently working on restructuring the youth councils to ensure that the councils are as effective and efficient as possible, that they will evoke active participation in both the youth and the government representatives, and that they can function independently. Applications will be open soon. Please feel free to follow Y2K on facebook for immediate updates on the youth councils status!
Anti- Racism Working Group - The Kingston Anti-Racism Working Group has been running since June 2017. Since then, members have learned more about their experiences and others experiences with racism, and how to spread awareness on this topic. Members have taken what they have learned during the meetings and spread this knowledge. They were present and ran a workshop at the 2017 Youth Forum. The Kingston Anti-Racism Working Group has also run workshops, panel discussions and documentary screenings. People of all ages were present at these events.
Kingston, along with four other cities in Canada were apart of the ______ grant designed to tackle structural racism. Some of the members of the Kingston Anti-Racism Working Group have had the opportunity to meet members of the other working groups in March 2018 at the "Canada We Want" Conference. Members took their expanded knowledge of racism, others project ideas and new activities back to Kingston to implement the knowledge in future projects.
Youth Opportunities Fund- Year 1 Recap
In the spring of 2016 Y2K received five years of funding from the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) a program with the Ontario Trillium Foundation. With this funding Y2K created five new teams, the focus of today’s update is specifically the Participatory Action Research (PAR) team and the work they conducted this year. The PAR team uses a national platform called Sharing the Stories (StS) which can be used to collect data, compare it against a national aggregate and which we can collectively use to understand and explore youth outcomes and engagements in KFL&A.
The following reports go through some of the results and patterns we have seen from the young people who participated in the data collection. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions about any of the collected information or the plans for Year 2 with YOF.
Looking towards year 2 with YOF: