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Monday, October 3 • 13:30 - 15:00
How can Canadian foundations best support youth-led organizations and movements? // Comment les fondations canadiennes peuvent-elles mieux soutenir les organisations et les mouvements dirigés par les jeunes? (CS2)

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The role of Foundations has evolved from a donor relationship to that of an active participant in advancing social and environmental initiatives. This year Ashoka Canada will release the ‘The Foundation Academy for Collaboration on Youth Allyship’ research report, as part of the wider Foundation Academy of Collaboration series; which explores avenues to enhance impact of the philanthropy sector.   There is a deep desire amongst Canadian Foundations to enhance youth agency and support meaningful youth engagement. ‘The Foundation Academy for Collaboration on Youth Allyship’ report outlines how Foundations might connect and effectively support young changemakers who are working to achieve positive social and environmental impact. With evidence gathered both from academic literature and from interviews with young changemakers, this report outlines leading practices for Foundations to act as meaningful allies and collaboratively advance change. This interactive session will invite attendees to explore the key insights from the research and hear first-hand from young changemakers, experts in youth engagement and philanthropists involved in the Foundation Academy for Collaboration on Youth Allyship. Attendees will have the opportunity through breakout sessions to gain an understanding of how to improve their own youth allyship practices and how to disseminate these actionable learnings into the broader community.  

Learn more with Ashoka's presentation on how Foundations can best support youth-led organizations and movements to amplify their impact.



Agissant traditionnellement à titre de donatrices, les fondations ont vu leur rôle évoluer de telle sorte qu’elles se trouvent aujourd’hui à participer activement à l’avancement d’initiatives sociales et environnementales. Cette année, Ashoka Canada publiera un rapport de recherche de l’Académie des fondations pour la collaboration portant sur l’alliance avec les jeunes. Faisant partie de la série de documents rédigés par l’Académie des fondations pour la collaboration, ce rapport explore différents moyens d’accroître l’incidence du secteur philanthropique.   Il existe un profond désir chez les fondations canadiennes de renforcer la capacité d’agir des jeunes et de soutenir leur implication. Le rapport de l’Académie des fondations pour la collaboration sur l’alliance avec les jeunes décrit de quelle manière les fondations peuvent établir des liens avec de jeunes actrices et acteurs du changement qui visent à générer des retombées sociales et environnementales positives, et les soutenir efficacement. S’appuyant sur des études universitaires et des entrevues avec de jeunes actrices et acteurs du changement, ce rapport décrit également les pratiques permettant aux fondations de devenir de véritables alliées et de collaborer au changement.


Modératrice(teur) / Moderator
avatar for Fabrice Vil

Fabrice Vil

Fondateur, Pour 3 Points
Fabrice Vil, Founder, Pour 3 Points, fabrice.vil@pour3points.ca, @fabricevil, Fabrice is a former corporate lawyer and founder of Montreal-based Pour 3 Points (P3P), which trains school coaches in the skills they need to guide the next generation of athletes, activists and system-changers... Read More →

Conférencier.e.s / Speakers
avatar for Marina Melanidis

Marina Melanidis

Founder & Development Director, Youth4Nature
Marina (she/her) is a Greek-Canadian settler on the unceded, unsurrendered territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (currently known as Vancouver, BC). As the Founder and Development Director of Youth4Nature, Marina is fiercely passionate about bridging false... Read More →
avatar for Tracie Léost

Tracie Léost

Founder / Fondatrice, Waanishka Movement Inc
Tracie Léost is an award-winning young Métis leader, activist and athlete from St. Laurent, Manitoba, in Treaty 1 territory. Her strong commitment to contributing to social justice is evidenced by the philanthropic and awareness initiatives she has spearheaded. In 2020, she founded... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Weiling Zou

Kelly Weiling Zou

Youth Leader, Ashoka Canada
Driven by her passion for justice and liberation, Kelly is an experienced workshop facilitator and community organizer passionate about racial, disability, queer, gender, and environmental justice. Kelly is currently a Juris Doctor/Juris Indigenarum Doctor candidate at the University... Read More →
avatar for Ilona Dougherty

Ilona Dougherty

Managing Director, Youth & Innovation Project, University of Waterloo
Ilona is the Co-Creator and Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo. She is an award-winning social innovator and a regular voice in the Canadian media advising business, civil society and government on how they can tap into the value and... Read More →
avatar for Barb Steele

Barb Steele

Executive Director / Directrice générale, Ashoka Canada, Ashoka Canada
Barb is the Executive Director of Ashoka Canada. In her role, she curates the best of the Ashoka Global network into Canada to address our most urgent challenges. She has been focused on connecting visionary partners to illuminate solutions, support high-impact Ashoka Fellows, and... Read More →


Monday October 3, 2022 13:30 - 15:00 EDT
Room / salle 521ABC