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Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 9:00 am ‚Äď 3:00 pm
Blessed Trinity,¬†2495 Credit Valley Road,¬†Mississauga, Ontario
Youth Making a Difference is a one-day conference hosted by ACCESS that aims to educate, empower and inspire local youth. Students are given the opportunity to discover their own passion for social change and transform it into positive action. The theme of this year‚Äôs conference is ‚ÄúDesire to Inspire‚ÄĚ.
The event aims to to work as a catalyst by providing inspiration for students to discover their passion, and tools to turn their ideas into action plans. A key feature of this year‚Äôs conference involves SoJo,¬†an online collection of tools and informational resources to inspire and empower youth to transform their ideas for social change into reality.
Youth Making a Difference promises to be an exciting day of inspiring workshops, performances and presentations. Students will engage in workshops on discovering their own leadership skills and will have the chance to network with community organizations.
The conference is open to high school students in the Region of Peel who register online through their schools or community organizations.
9:00 am ‚Äď 9:20 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Registration
9:30 am ‚Äď 10:00 am¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Opening Ceremony
10:00 am ‚Äď 10:45 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Keynote Speaker ‚Äď Abid Virani
10:50 am ‚Äď 11:20 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Opening Workshop
11:30 am ‚Äď 12:30 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Lunch +¬†Community Fair
12:35 pm ‚Äď 1:35 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Workshop 1
1:35 pm ‚Äď 2:35 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Workshop 2
2:35 pm ‚Äď 2:45 pm ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Poetry ‚Äď Farij, YTGA
2:45 pm ‚Äď 3:10 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† SoJo ‚Äď Kanika Gupta
3:10 pm ‚Äď 3:20 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Closing Remarks
Note:¬†Schedule is subject to change.