Engaging Youth in Climate Justice

Start Date: 2012
Curriculum Links: Science 8-11, Social Studies 11, Social Justice 12, Law 12
Project Partners: Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives, GenWhy Media
Project Funders: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Recent research and publications from the Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) highlight the importance of a more integrated and equitable climate strategy. This project is focused on engaging young people on climate research and empowering youth to contribute to the larger public discussion on climate change. For Check Your Head, the Engaging Youth in Climate Justice project involves designing, piloting, and facilitating a new Climate Justice workshop with youth around British Columbia in order to build a dialogue on the role of power and privilege in the causes and effects of climate change. In addition to  the workshop, this project will engage youth through public dialogue events, and producing accessible information and research for the general public. Collectively, the CCPA, GenWhy Media, and CYH hope to educate and inspire youth to take action on local and global climate issues.