Written by Siobhan Takala, Alumni Hub Animator

At the start of 2020, David utilized a #RisingYouth grant to kickstart an advocacy project, Sports for Social Impact. The goal of his project was to raise awareness of the power that sport has to change society, something he deeply believes in.


As part of Connected North’s Future Pathways program, TakingITGlobal is interviewing Indigenous role models about their work, their art, their challenges, and their inspirations. We call them Future Pathways Fireside Chats.

KC Hall’s love for art has always been in him, and was solidified when he got a taste doing graffiti as a teenager. Hall is from Bella Bella, B.C. and currently lives in East Vancouver, where he was raised for the majority of his life.

He currently works as an artist, working on anything from canvases and murals to skateboards. …


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Michael MacLean (il/lui) est un ancien de #JeunesEnAction depuis 2019 après avoir réalisé un projet de construction communautaire à Dawson City, au Yukon. Michael a réalisé son projet dans le cadre de sa maîtrise en études de conception environnementale (conception-construction) à l’Université Dalhousie. Il est reconnaissant que #JeunesEnAction l’ait aidé à rester en contact avec une communauté qui lui est très chère, et à acquérir une expérience tangible en employant des méthodes de conception participative dans la communauté, spécifiquement avec les jeunes.


Alumni Hub Highlights

Michael MacLean (he/him) has been a #RisingYouth alumni since 2019 after doing a community build project in Dawson City, Yukon. Michael completed his project as part of his Masters of Environmental Design Studies (Design-Build) at Dalhousie University. He is grateful that #RisingYouth helped him to stay connected with a community very dear to him, and to gain tangible experience employing participatory design methods in community, specifically with youth.


As part of Connected North’s Future Pathways program, TakingITGlobal is interviewing Indigenous youth role models about their work, their art, their challenges, and their inspirations. We call them Future Pathways Fireside Chats.

Dwayne Drescher is an Indigenous language teacher from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, where he lives with his wife and two (soon to be three) children. He is Inuvialuit and teaches Inuvialuktun at the elementary school in Inuvik.

Dwayne completed the ITEP (Indian Teacher Education Program) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon — a long way from home for an Inuk from the Mackenzie Delta. …


Mo Phùng (They/She/Ellui) was first supported by #RisingYouth for Oceans Week HFX (OWHFX) in 2019. OWHFX is a youth-led initiative that was designed to connect community members and ocean sectors partners, through ocean conservation and education. OWHFX was a project Mo had been working on since 2016, and each year it has grown and evolved.

Mo says that they have learnt a lot co-developing and co-leading OWHFX, and also built meaningful connections with many community members, employers and long-lasting friends. For instance, in the most recent OWHFX (2020), the OWHFX team hired Future Ancestors Services as their keynote speaker to…


Le Hub des Alumni se développe. Depuis décembre, nous avons accueilli plus de 50 nouveaux membres et nous avons ajouté de nombreuses nouvelles sections sur le Hub pour que les Alumni puissent s’impliquer. En voici quelques-unes !

Le calendrier présente divers événements, organisés par #JeunesEnAction ou des événements externes, auxquels les Alumni peuvent participer. Ce mois-ci, il y a près de 50 événements auxquels vous pouvez participer ! La plupart des activités sont organisées sur Facebook live et couvrent une variété de sujets différents.


The Alumni Hub is growing, since December we have gained 50 plus new members and have added many new sections on the Hub for Alumni to get involved with. Here are a few!

The calendar feature showcases various events, both hosted by #RisingYouth or external events, that Alumni can attend. This month, there are almost 50 events our Alumni can attend! Most of the events are held on Facebook live and cover a variety of different topics.


As part of Connected North’s Future Pathways program, TakingITGlobal is interviewing Indigenous role models about their work, their challenges, and their inspirations. We call them Future Pathways Fireside Chats.

Ashlee Foureyes is from the Maskwacis, Wetaskiwin area in Alberta and is a software development engineer with Amazon. After growing up in a rural community with limited access to technology, Ashlee started her education with the idea that her love of math would translate well to accounting which she was studying at the University of Northern BC. …


A simple step that goes a long way

Setting up a community project is a very rewarding experience, even if it is not always what you expected when you started. Along the way, obstacles are overcome, lessons are learned and surprising doors often open for those who are willing to step through them. There is a young leader and a unique story behind every #RisingYouth grant, and it is a source of great pride and inspiration to hear these stories from our youth across the country who are going above and beyond to overcome the challenges facing their communities.

Completing the #RisingYouth project and report is a rite…

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