As a follow-up to the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, the RBC Youth Powering Community (YPC) online learning initiative will be available to youth aged 15-29 across Canada starting on March 5, 2020. 

We’re offering free, drop-in, online workshops on skills that help youth make changes in areas like health, food security, education, the environment, reconciliation, and more. Youth participants can suggest topics and vote to determine the workshop session content that follows.

In partnership with the RBC Foundation, participation in the online learning series is offered at no cost, and is open to youth and youth-led or youth-serving organizations and projects across Canada. To view the full Terms of Engagement and Community Agreement, click here.

The YPC initiative aims to spark new ideas, exchanges and networking opportunities for youth to connect with peers from across Canada through an online learning community. Every month, there will be an online session addressing a topic on social change and youth engagement, and the sessions will culminate with a an online, multi-day conference with youth across Canada.

The current sessions are as follows:

Additional session information and registration will be made available closer to the date.

Shared Values for Just Futures:
The Urgency of Anti-Oppression Work
June 18, 20202:30 p.m. EST
Sharing Your StoryJuly 23, 20202:30 p.m. EST

Past sessions & recordings:

Introduction to YPCMarch 5, 2020Recording
Coping with COVID-19March 26, 2020Recording not available
Shared Values for Just Futures:
A Decolonial Mindset
April 23, 2020Recording
Inner Work for Outer WorkMay 21, 2020Recording
Related resources:
What’s in your Cup?
Inner Work Resource List
Slide Deck

Have a topic in mind?

We want to know what kind of sessions you would like to see and which topics, questions, and experts should be included. Make a suggestion on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #RBCFLChallenge so we see it. You can also send your suggestions to info.flcc@communityfoundations.ca.