Youth Shifting Power & the Role of Philanthropy

by mhassell |

Youth are one of the hardest hit groups from the economic, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, youth in systemically oppressed communities are disproportionately affected and underfunded. Yet youth continue to demonstrate resilience and action by leading social change. A just recovery can only be achieved by centring equity, inclusion, and relationship-building in philanthropy’s response to the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and other ongoing social crises. Now more than ever, it is crucial for foundations to listen to youth, support their leadership, and shift power to youth as they tackle their community’s needs with both immediate and enduring solutions. Join three young leaders as they share their journey to shift power and discuss the role of philanthropy in mutual aid efforts and in supporting youth-led change in communities across Canada.