Are you ready to RISE?

Over the first six weeks of RISE, our Ambassadors developed pitches for community projects that address social inclusion. In week 7, our Organizers voted on the final project and they are currently working together to bring it to life! 

Project: YOUth RISE

Project: #RISEUP

An initiative under Canada Service Corps, RISE is designed to help young people find ways to co-create community projects and contribute in strengthening our civic and democratic fabric by engaging on topics that interest them. 

Over the course of two years, RISE will be developing 25 community projects across 7 cities: Edmonton, Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, Iqaluit, Halifax and Vancouver.

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Current cities: Edmonton, Ottawa & Montreal

Current theme: Social Inclusion

Current week: 15 out of 22

Not in your city yet but interested in joining RISE? Fill out the form below and we'll get in touch when we're in your city!

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Meet our local project coordinators:

Danielle Lediard, Ottawa Hub Coordinator

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Jamie Zarn, Edmonton Hub Coordinator

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 Ivan Escobar, Montreal Hub Coordinator

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“Democratic participation sometimes seems like it can be a mystery – where can I go to get answers to my questions? What can I do to be heard? How can I get involved in my democracy and community in meaningful ways? The RISE program is so important, because it helps highlight all of the important ways that we, as youth, can participate and make change in our communities, provinces, and Canada as a whole.

I’m really looking forward to meeting you and all of the other people who want to participate in RISE! We all come from different places, communities, and backgrounds, and I can’t wait to see what kind of amazing projects we can come up with together.”


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"I love that RISE is entirely youth-led. I think this is an essential and remarkable opportunity to show the broader community the amazing commitment youth have for creating better communities once given the opportunity to be heard. I’m incredibly curious to learn from the volunteers about what they find meaningful to be exploring in the community."


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"RISE will allow us to create safe spaces for youth from different backgrounds to come together to build dialogue and meaningful relationships. Engaging youth through art and community activities will amplify our voices and create networks of support that will empower our communities and us.

I’m looking forward to building an inclusive community of critical leaders that challenge systemic discrimination and create opportunities for underprivileged youth."


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