During the YMAD Opening Ceremonies, we will welcome James Temple,¬†the Director of Corporate Responsibility¬†of Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the¬†PwC Canada Foundation.
Zahra Ebrahim,¬†OCAD University Prof, Creativity Architect and founder of ArchiTEXT, Design Walkin, and the Community. Design.¬†Initiative¬†will be speaking on the power of design in building community.
A special guest visiting from Ghana, Peter Awin, will be speaking about the youth conferences he runs in Africa through his organization, AfriLEAD.
The Topic Talks will include individual talks on 5¬†topics in 5 separate¬†rooms.
These include the United Way of Peel Region’s Jenn Davis, who will be speaking on Poverty Alleviation¬†and how it affects local youth in her Topic Talk,¬†Diminish Deprivation.
Youth¬†environmental¬†activist Rahul Metha¬†of PEYA (Peel¬†Environmental¬†Youth Alliance) will be speaking on various¬†Environmental¬†Issues with a local focus in his Topic Talk,¬†Earth Ethos.
True Rebel’s¬†Ken Dryfhout of The DAM Youth Drop-In Centre will be speaking about Diversity and Inclusion in¬†his Topic Talk,¬†Destroy Discrimination.
Aboriginal Elder¬†Cat Criger¬†of the University of Toronto: Mississauga and Peel Aboriginal Network will be speaking on various Aboriginal Issues¬†in¬†his Topic Talk, Real Reservations.
Canadian Mental Health Association’s Tammy Whelen (CMHA Peel) will be speaking on the topic of Mental Health, with a focus on youth in her Topic Talk,¬†Mental Matters.
During the Community Challenge work period for students, two¬†Educator Workshops will be taking place. The first is being facilitated by Making-it-Happen Specialist¬†Joann Lim¬†of¬†Big Picture Fine Focus, followed by Ilana Ben-Ari and Gonzalo Riva of award-winning social¬†enterprise¬†Twenty One Toys, on¬†creative tools to to teach Empathy, Collaboration and Innovation.
Excited about YMAD 2013? Sign-up your school to attend now¬†at ymad.ca/register.