Climate Leadership Program Callout


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We are pleased to announce that Next Up Leadership is launching a new Climate Leadership Program (CLP) in Alberta. It is intended to develop climate leadership in sectors outside of the traditional climate movement while exploring and driving low carbon activities across Alberta. 

 

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Winter Check In from Next Up

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Check in from Kevin

Things are going well at Next Up with 6 programs up and running across the country with 90 new participants. 
2016 is going to be our biggest year yet! We’re starting Next Up programs in Regina and Toronto; in BC we’ll be offering a bootcamp version of Next Up and a new leadership program for people age 55; and we’re starting a brand new 5-weekend Climate Leadership Program in Alberta. We’ll be sending more information about all of these programs out to you in the new year -  for those of you in Alberta, applications for the new program will open next week!
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Next Up Ottawa 4 is off to a busy start!

 This year’s participants have been working on an array of exciting projects. A Next Up contingent joined 25,000 others for the 100% Possible March for Climate Change in November to say that renewable energy and substantial climate justice are 100% possible.

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From hosting movie nights, to leading “Apartheid 101” workshops, Charana Jayatilaka, Braydon Dunn, and Nazneen Khan have been showing solidarity with Palestine through Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA). In an effort to combat the increase in hate crimes directed at Muslim communities and individuals in Canada, Samiha Rayeda has been organizing and co-facilitating anti-Islamophobia workshops for Ottawa folks. The workshops help participants understand the root of Islamophobia, how it manifests, and how to prevent it. 

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NU SK has sweet new friends - thanks Emmanuel Church!

Next Up Saskatchewan has Sweet New Friends at Emmanuel Church

by Rissy Hantke

Saskatoon's 2015-16 Next Up cohort are the grateful recipients of a generous donation from Emmanuel Anglican Church who will provide snacks for the program throughout this year! At the October 31st orientation, the cohort was surprised by Shelly Hawes, a volunteer from the church who showed up in her Halloween costume to deliver an interesting snack disguised as a litter box complete with toffee turds and a litter scoop to serve the treat.

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Saskatchewan welcomes new funders to the NU circle of supporters

Next Up Saskatchewan is happy to have new funding commitments this year including from Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union, which has previously given but recently committed to a larger annualized contribution. 

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NU Alum wins 2015 Multicultural Youth Leadership Award

On November 14, 2015, Janelle Pewapsconias won the 2015 Multicultural Youth Leadership award at the Multicultural Honours event held by Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan in Regina. Janelle is an alumnus of the 2014 Next Up: First Nation and Métis Youth in Action program and facilitator of the program in 2015. 

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Thanks for Applying to the Winnipeg 2015-16 program

Thank you everyone who applied for and referred people to apply for the full-length leadership in Winnipeg for the 2015-16 year. the program is now underway. 

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Next Up 2015-2016 is underway!

Thank you everyone who applied for and referred people to apply for the full-length leadership programs this year. In Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Ottawa we've concluded our interviews, selected the participants, and are starting up the programs over the next two weeks.  In Winnipeg, we're reviewing applications and getting ready to interview folks at the end of October so that we can get started in early November.

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First Nations and Metis Youth in Action

Sask First Nations and Metis Youth in Action (2015)

The second annual Next Up: First Nations and Métis Youth in Action intensive took place August 26-30 in Saskatoon. Ten participants took part including young leaders from across Saskatchewan as well as one from BC and one from Alberta. The participants learned about decolonization, storytelling, communications and media, anti-racism and queer resurgence, changing and Indigenizing institutions, environment and climate justice, and much more! The five-day program was exhilirating, inspiring and a little bit exhausting! Here are some of the participants' words about it:

"This program made me feel inspired - it pushed me out of my comfort zone and touched me on a very personal level. I honestly feel like I've grown and changed in such a short period of time. I will continue to be an advocate and leader in all things I do!" - Lisa Munroe

"I have learned that I have the power to be heard and have an obligation to make change for future generations. I've gained confidence and can honestly say this has been life-changing for me. I've experienced a whirlwind of emotions these past five days. I feel safe here, inspired and proud to be among such amazing, beautiful people." - Danielle Tootoosis
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Next Up 2015/16 Program

Applications for the 2015/16 year for the Next Up program in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Ottawa are now closed.

Applications are being accepted for Next Up Winnipeg until 11 pm October 13, 2015.

You can learn more about applying and download your application form here.

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