Jul 08
In this week's episode of the #RisingYouth Salvatore talks with Topaza Yu about her project Uke of Tope. This project helps provide children with safe-space to cultivate their musical talents with the Ukelele. These Children end up growing exponentially as they become more comfortable with their surroundings allowing them to make mistakes and grow at their own pace. We also talk about Student Wellness initiative towards community health (S.W.I.T.C.H.) where we take a deep dive into cultural humility. 
For more information regarding our programs please visit https://www.risingyouth.ca/

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Jun 24
In this episode, Shezell-Rae Sam and Chantal Adams discuss their research with Sister Rising “an Indigenous community-based project for Indigenous girls, youth of all genders, and communities speaking back against gendered and sexualized violence.” Sisters Rising is an ongoing multi-generational project which draws upon arts-based and land-based ways of addressing violence. To learn more about Sisters Rising please visit: https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/sistersrising/

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Jun 03

In this week’s episode of RisingYouth Podcast Jade Roberts is back and is speaking to a wonderful youth based out of Winnipeg. Meet Danika Duncan and they project Elder Tea Celebration. This program ran by both Danika and her sibling focuses on improving the relationship between the youth of indigenous background and elders in their respective communities. This week’s focus is on intergenerational change through connection for more information regarding grants and other programs please visit: www.risingyouth.ca

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May 27

In this episode Wolfgang speaks with Jenny Ge who co-developed the Innovate & Inspire Youth Leadership Workshop in partnership with the Working Women Community Centre located in Toronto Canada. Jenny talks about elements of leadership, perseverance, failure, support, the debate over whether leaders are “born” or if leadership can be taught, and how asking for help from Rising Youth was instrumental in the project’s success.


To learn more about Working Women Community Centre please visit https://www.workingwomencc.org/


To find out more information about how you can apply to Rising Youth go to https://www.risingyouth.ca/

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May 13

On this week’s episode of ARTS Salvatore speaks with Shelby Maunder about their project Junior Roller Derby a junior team for female-identified folk in Whitehorse Yukon. Tune in this week as they discuss how its more than just a roller derby team shes creating but a group of up and coming strong female-identified individuals and how they are paving the way to make safe spaces for themselves.

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Apr 29
This episode of CYC Podcast/#RisingYouth, Wolfgang talks with Mo Phùng from Oceans Week HFX about why the oceans matter, climate justice, activism, and confronting racism, misogyny, and homophobia in environmental movements.
To learn more about Oceans Week HFX please visit:
For more grant information visit https://www.risingyouth.ca/ and feel free to follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/risingyouthtig/?hl=en

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Apr 08

On this week’s episode of the #RisingYouth Podcast Salvatore talks with Fatimah Mulla and Fadime Salman about their project Anxiety Support Group. Based in Toronto for girls and women from the Muslim/immigrant communities its purpose is to help girls and women gain support and learn skills to help manage anxiety that causes them difficulty at work/school, in their relationships, or in other social situations. Focusing on creating a safe space for women to connect, and discuss and learn about their anxiety.

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Apr 01

On Episode 11 of the #RisingYouth Podcast Jade Roberts Talks with Alexandra Jarret about their project The Art and Hip-Hop Show! This is a roaming local show that Alexandra and facilities to help connect students to art and art resources through means of donations and grants provided by the community. They’ve been doing this for several years and we hop to see many more projects!

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Mar 25
Alejandra Cabrera talks about the 2SLGBTQIA and people of colour skateboarding collective Femmes Across the Board. In the conversation we talk about access to space, misogyny, and some thoughts on why skateboarding has the reputation it does. You can follow FAB on Instagram at @femmesacrosstheboard

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Mar 11

On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore talks with Melissa Tobin about her project called Sunshine Swimming Camp. Melissa’s project focuses on running a swimming camp for athletes living with intellectual disabilities.  Melissa talks candidly about creating a safe space for athletes with intellectual disabilities and what gaps she hopes her project could address. Salvatore and Melissa also talk about accessibility and how it is important to see each athlete as an individual.

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Feb 26

On this week’s episode of #RisingYouth Podcast Jade interviews 2 bright Individuals helping increase awareness of indigenous teachings in the home community and the struggles of setting up a grassroots project in a remote community.

Fox and Alexandra Nordstrom organized and facilitated a four-day summer program for Indigenous youth on Poundmaker and Little Pine First Nations that focused
on the intersection between arts, science, and conservation from an Indigenous perspective. Engaging students in a collaborative learning model that uses the Cree tradition of using land as pedagogy for scientific learning, Janay and Alexandra created a space for Indigenous youth to explore their Cree culture and Indigenous ways of learning.

To listen to Part 2 click here 

For more information about #RisingYouth Grants please visit https://www.risingyouth.ca/

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Feb 19

This episode is a conversation with theatre artist, mask maker, and arts-facilitator Carmen Lee about their project Settle Elsewhere. Carmen is one half of the artistic team running Theatre du Poulet, a theatre company and non-profit organization based in Halifax, with a specialization in puppetry, mask performance and physical theatre. In the conversation, Carmen and Wolfgang speak about immigrating to Canada, creating provocative art, the role of artists in social justice, and ways to navigate the challenges of funding theatre projects. To learn more about Theatre du Poulet visit https://www.theatredupoulet.com/

French Transcript Here


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Jan 29

This episode, a collaboration between CYC Podcast and #Rising Youth, a program of Taking It Global, is a conversation with Justine Yu. Justine talks about the magazine and community building project called Living Hyphen. Living Hyphen began as a journal that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians – that is, individuals who call Canada home but who have roots in faraway places.

To learn more about the Living Hyphen please see https://livinghyphen.ca/ or visit their blog at https://medium.com/living-hyphen. And to find out how to signup for your own grant go to https://www.risingyouth.ca/ 

For our french listeners please check out this link!

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Jan 22

In this episode recorded in Montreal, Amira and Eva sit down with three #RisingYouth alumni to discuss ways to transform your passion into action. Nadia discusses her art project in a high school bathroom, Steeve talks about his Community Brunch, and Harry elaborates on his Youth Magazine. The intention with this series, produced in partnership with CYC Podcast and TakingITGlobal, is to give the floor to young leaders.

English Transcript here

Dans cet épisode enregistré à Montréal, Amira et Eva s'entretiennent avec trois anciens participants du programme #JeunesEnAction et discute de façons de transformer votre passion en action. Nadia nous parle du projet artistique qu'elle va réaliser dans les toilettes d'une école secondaire, Harry nous partage les détails de la conception de son magazine jeunesse tandis que Steeve nous donne l'eau à la bouffe avec son projet de brunches communautaires. L’intention derrière cette série, produite en partenariat avec CYC Podcast et TakingItGlobal, est de laisser la parole aux jeunes porteurs de changements positifs au sein de leur communauté.

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Jan 08

On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore and Christopher continue the conversation they started from the previous episode. This episode main focus was on advocacy. Both Salvatore and Christopher share what they have learned in the field and some challenges to advocacy. Let's Raise Awareness Together! 

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