In order to create a learning and networking opportunity for Canadian Small and Medium Organizations (SMOs), educators and youth, Spur Change seeks to annually convene representatives of SMOs as well as educators from coast-to-coast-to-coast to learn from peer to peer experiences, approaches and best practices. Sessions include overarching themes of inclusivity, gender transformative programming, sustainable development as well as creating opportunities to identify and form partnerships, strengthen the sector’s collective work and to more effectively engage all Canadians as global citizens.

SMOs should expect to:

  • Learn about innovative development practices, including feminist and anti-oppressive approaches, and ways to integrate them into their practice;
  • Share expertise, best practices, and resources on human dignity;
  • Identify and initiate potential partnerships and synergies;
  • Share experience and knowledge on effectively pivoting and adapting to the changing context;
  • Communicate and celebrate successes;
  • Collaborate on finding solutions to identified challenges;
  • Collaborate with educators and school communities to explore partnerships to better engage youths as global citizens.

Educators should expect to:

  • Learn about the latest trends on and responses to global issues from sector leaders, experts from the Global South, and practicing civil society organizations;
  • Engage in peer learning and sharing of resources, practices, and experiences from across Canada;
  • Facilitate connections and dialogue between civil society organizations eager to learn from and work with schools and educators;
  • Participate in learning opportunities in collaboration with pedagogical experts on how to teach and inspire youth to engage with global issues;
  • Collaborate with and support civil society organizations in creating classroom-relevant resources to better engage youths as global citizens.

  • Will be soon announced.
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