Next Up Saskatchewan announces new summer leadership program!


July leadership program

NEXT UP:  First Nations, Métis & Inuit Youth in Action

a leadership program for young adults
committed to social and environmental justice

July 9 – 13, 2014 – 10 am to 5:00 pm daily – with possible programming on some evenings
Saskatoon, SK

This program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Youth who are concerned about social and
environmental justice is a new initiative of Next Up.

Over five intense days, you will develop new skills, smarts and ideas. We’ll look at how change is
made in society and we’ll meet and learn from some change-makers who are working for a better


We’re really looking forward to hearing from you. Applications must be received by Friday, May 16th at 11:00pm, Saskatchewan Time.


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Next Up Ottawa Community Connections event on March 31st

Next Up Ottawa presents its 2nd annual Community Connections event:

A Progressive Human Library

Drop in and learn about progressive movements in the city.
Monday, March 31st
251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor*
Free snacks and refreshments.
For more information, contact Sam at

Next Up Ottawa: Growing social change in the middle of winter

It’s been quite a busy January for Next Up Ottawa.  Our participants have been engaging in some exciting projects. Kyla Farmer has been working hard with fellow community activists and artists to launch Disrupt Magazine, “A digital magazine and a movement designed to empower, inspire and inform current & aspiring social innovators, social entrepreneurs and all the ruthless visionaries, system-thinkers, entrepreneurs and artists who are committed to creatively destroying what doesn’t serve humanity.” Next Up Ottawa is excited to support her in this project.

Next Up’s Nathan Hauch spoke to the group about his work with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario , and the campaign to expand attendant services for people with physical disabilities.

Next Up Ottawa’s Grant MacNeil has been working to defend a student community garden at Carleton University, while working as President of the Graduate Students’ Association. Next Up came together to support Grant and his fellow students in a campaign to contest the university administration’s attempt to dismantle the garden. The garden remains intact and, if relocated by the univeristy, will be ready for the spring growing season thanks to the important student-led campaign to protect it. We are excited to continue supporting each other over the course of the year in the great projects currently underway by Next Uppers in Ottawa.

Sam Ponting, Program Coordinator // Next Up Ottawa