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Thank you!

By IMPACT! Youth Program

It's because of each and every one of you that IMPACT! is named Top Project for 2015 by Canada's Clean50. Thank you for your commitment! 

See the press release.


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What have you done?

By IMPACT! Youth Program

The summary report from the 2014 IMPACT! Conference has just been released! Did you see yourself on pages 34-35?

Please share the report widely. Your great ideas and inspiration shouldn't be contained.

Also, we'd love to hear about your summer. What personal commitments have you put into action to build a sustainable society? Keep us posted, and we'll keep the ideas flowing to support one another.


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Interns with IMPACT! Work Opportunity

By IMPACT! Youth Program

Looking for work experience relevant to sustainability?

In 2011, The Co-operators Foundation partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) where IMPACT! alumni can apply to internships with the DSF.

The current internship opportunities are posted here. Two positions are available, one in Vancouver (English) and one in Montreal (bilingual).

What's kind of experience will you get? Check out this blog by a participant in the program.

Good luck!


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What is ProAction Cafe?

By Tom Ewart

This video explains the ProAction Cafe.


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The rhythm of IMPACT! 2014

By IMPACT! Youth Program

Here is a short video on the drumming session at the 2014 IMPACT! Conference.

 


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Check out the summary video from IMPACT! 2014

By IMPACT! Youth Program

 Here is the summary video from the 2014 IMPACT! Conference.

 


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The energy in the room was palpable. Everyone, it seemed, was there early - waiting in anticipation for Chris Hadfield. Then it happened. With a big smile across his warm, friendly face, our own Canadian, social media, music-making astronaut joined 175 IMPACT! students and a few hundred other guests. Flipping from French to English with ease, he told the eager audience: "I went on a trip last year and I want to share a few pictures." Understatement of the galaxy, you could say.

From rocket…

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Questioning, problem-solving and project planning built the momentum on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the 2014 IMPACT! conference. On Sunday evening, amazing weather, a delicious barbecue and a fantastic djembe drumming session offered stress relief and time to build friendships. As the conference wrapped up on Monday morning, we focused on synthesizing what we'd learned and committing to taking it back to our communities across Canada to have an IMPACT!

Stories for Change
The morning…

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If you didn't think things could get any better following Friday and Saturday, you may not know that Chris Hadfield spoke at the IMPACT! conference on Sunday. Hadfield was followed by lots of activity intended to move ideas into action to have IMPACT! Here is a recap.

Astronaut Inspiration
There is a reason Colonel Chris Hadfield is such a sought-after speaker: he's absolutely inspirational-especially to young leaders! In his talk, he showed stunning photos of earth from space and talked…

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Tackling Challenge in Groups
Following a powerful and energetic Friday opening, the students split into 10 groups, each focusing on a different sustainability challenge. They were joined by both a trained facilitator (an IMPACT! alum) and a seasoned expert on the challenge in question. Their task: analyze the current state of a sustainability challenge, define a desired future, than determine how we can realize it.

Youth hailing from a number of diverse backgrounds and skill sets…

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