What level of commitment does the Next Up program require? And when is it?

A:

By joining Next Up you’re committing yourself to an extraordinarily rigorous and exciting program.

The programs in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg run from October to May (varying dates), and during that time you will:

  • Attend one evening session per week 
  • Attend one day-long weekend session per month 
  • Connect with community leaders during mutually convenient times
  • Explore and take action on an issue or topic of social change that you’re passionate about

The programs in Regina and Saskatoon run from October to May (varying dates), and during that time you will:

  • Attend one weekend-long session per month
  • Meet monthly with a partner in the group by phone or in person in between monthly weekend-long sessions
  • Contribute at least 5 hours of volunteer time during the program to assist with Next Up fundraising, public events, and/or support for our community partners