FAQ for the Next Up intensive program

NextUp Intensive Program ::  A community focused, weekend-long leadership program for young adults committed to social and environmental justice

If you have any additional questions, please contact us!


Am I Eligible for the Next Up Intensive Program?

To be eligible to be a Next Up participant, you must be:

  • Aged 18–32
  • Passionate about changing the way the world works, and committed to being active at the centre of social change
  • Certain that there are better ways for us to take care of each other and the planet
  • Willing to take a risk, join a team, and learn more about yourself
  • Someone with leadership qualities (though leadership experience is not necessarily required)
  • Available to commit time to the program dates

What will I learn in the NU Intensive Program?

You’ll learn more about yourself and your values, and about how to turn your ideas into action. You’ll be challenged with new ways of thinking. You’ll meet provocative guests who are leading social change in Vancouver and beyond. You’ll get new skills to help be more effective in your social change work. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and tools needed to become an effective leader in movements for social and environmental change.

The sessions will be delivered by the Next Up Coordinator and by guest presenters from the non-profit, labour, public and business sectors.


How much does it cost to participate in the NU Intensive program?

Program costs vary, depending on the length of the session (3-5 days), but the average registration fee is $90.00. Subsidies may be available on request. Usually, lunch and coffee/tea daily are included in the fee. For more detailed information please consult the registration page of the specific program. 

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the majority of the program's cost will be absorbed by Next Up.

Will food be provided?

We will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the program. You will be on your own for breakfast, supper, and snacks.

Is child care provided?

We do not provide onsite child care, but we do encourage applications from participants with children. Child care subsidies may be available. Please indicate in your application if you need child care support. 

I live outside of the program city. Can I still attend?

Yes! However, we are unable to provide financial support for accommodation or travel expenses.