Youth Leadership

HSBC–Evergreen Youth Action Series

From coast to coast, Evergreen and our program partners engage and support young people to take action in their communities during this weeklong event series each year.

For seven consecutive years, the Youth Action Series has engaged youth across Canada in hands-on workshops and stewardship activities, connecting with nature in the city where they live. In 2016, 240 youth in Montreal, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver engaged in projects on ecology, green living, stewardship and green infrastructure, all while networking with fellow young stewards of the environment.

More details to come on the 2017 Youth Action Series, happening in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver. Registration will open in the spring of 2017. Sign-up for our newsletter to get involved.

HSBC-Evergreen Youth Action Series 2016:

Calgary

On May 26th, 2016, Evergreen partnered with the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area to welcome a group of students with neurodiversity from a high school in Calgary. Students learned about the ecology of the park and the various wildlife and plants that call it home during an interpretive nature walk before repairing a natural dam on the land.

Edmonton

On May 26th, 2016, Edmonton worked with Terra Child Care Centre and Braemar High School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens to connect young mothers and toddlers with nature through vegetable gardening.

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Toronto

On May 25th, 2016, Evergreen partnered with the Toronto Youth Environment Council to welcome students from nine high schools to participate in youth-led hands-on workshops focused on taking action to create a sustainable future.

Students also participated in “hands in the dirt” stewardship and restoration work, and went on a guided tour exploring the rich industrial history and development of the LEED platinum building at Evergreen Brick Works.

For more information about the HSBC Youth Action Series 2017 in Toronto, please contact Michelle Kula at mkula@evergreen.ca.

Vancouver

In May 2016, students from local high schools participated in a day of hands-on learning about local urban water issues.

For more information about the HSBC Youth Action Series in Vancouver, please contact Chantelle Chan at cchan@evergreen.ca.

Montréal

On May 26th, 2016, Evergreen partnered with Les Amis de la Montagne to welcome a group of youth living with substance dependence. Youth heard about the stewardship and restoration issues in Mont Royal Park, then went on an interpretive hike to see some of the stewardship and restoration work in progress and learned about the local ecological heritage of the park.


For more information about the HSBC–Evergreen Youth Action Series, please contact Leah Silverman at lsilverman@evergreen.ca​.