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collaborates with schools & organizations to equip youth (10-18) and practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to dismantle prejudice in their own communities.

NEXT GEN

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Next Gen is generously supported by

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ABOUT

Young people are passionate about changing the world, especially when it comes to social injustices.

Next Gen is dedicated to supporting young people in their journey of dismantling prejudice through Fellowships, Workshops, Resources, and our Digital Learning Hub.

 

We provide young people with opportunities to examine inequity, strengthen their social-emotional communication skills, and develop tools to bring about meaningful change.

Are you interested in being a Next Gen Fellow?
View our 2023 application and apply today!

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APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 NOW OPEN

Become a 2023 Next Generation Fellow and gain the knowledge & tools you need to dismantle prejudice in your community. Learn more and apply today to create change:

OVERVIEW

We bring youth together to have meaningful discussions about hard topics. Through our transformative talks and skill-based exercises, we practice active listening, self-expression, rapport building, and empathy. We do this through:

Our fellowship program builds communication, critical thinking and leadership skills.  

Free hybrid workshops for educators, youth, and youth-focused organizations. 

Free lesson plans, toolkits, and resource packages for students and educators.

A student-centred platform that allows students to connect with each other, share ideas and opinions, and develop social action projects. 

 

FELLOWSHIPS

Junior Fellows are high school students from across the country that engage with Next Gen's programming through a variety of roles that build their communication, critical thinking and leadership skills.  

Next Gen Fellowship program runs from October - June

 

Fellows are provided with research training and facilitation skills

Can fulfill mandated high school community service hours based on Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements

OUR CURRENT JUNIOR FELLOWS:

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Annique Bertrand

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Maria Binu

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Sharon

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Karl Joshua

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Karen Sabu Jose

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Alessia Masellis

 

WORKSHOPS

NextGen offers free development opportunities outside of the Fellowship, including three Student Workshops and one Educator Certification.

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Re-Imagining Education Through a Peace & Justice Framework

EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION

DIGITAL LEARNING HUB

The Digital Learning Hub is a student-centred, innovative platform that allows students to connect with each other, share ideas and opinions, and develop social action projects. You will learn:

Active Citizenship,
Civic Engagement & Agency 

This module will explore concepts like active citizenship, civic engagement and agency in order to help strengthen our capacity to address the social conflicts that most concern us. 

How to Respectfully Disagree: Disrespect vs. Disagreement 

This module will explore how we can challenge the ideas and views of others in effective and respectful ways. 

Trauma Informed Engagement

In this module, we will understand the importance of trauma-informed engagement in a world of diverse human beings from varying backgrounds and trauma experiences. 

Unpacking White Privilege

In this module, we will explore and impacts of white privilege, why it exists, and what we can do about it. 

Conflict Resolution for Interpersonal Conflicts

Equity, Equality and Liberation

In this module, we will explore the meaning of these 3 terms –equality, equity and liberation, how they differ and what they can look like using memes!! 

In this module, we will learn how to engage in conflict in a good way, so that conflicts can be an opportunity to create deeper, more meaningful connections and understandings with others. 

RESOURCES

Next Gen offers lesson plans, toolkits, and resource packages centered on themes of equity, inclusivity & justice for your classroom. Stay tuned for updated content in the upcoming months.

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An Investigation into Social Media

TOOLKIT

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Anti-black Racism
& White Supremacy

TOOLKIT

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Brave Spaces

TOOLKIT

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Dialogue Workshop

TOOLKIT

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5 Tips for a
Digital Detox

RESOURCE

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Impacts of Colonialism on Indigenous Communities

TOOLKIT

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Intersectional Realities & Brave Spaces

TOOLKIT

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Restorative Justice Practices

TOOLKIT