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Council of Canadians Board member Tracey Mitchell receives SCIC Global Citizen Award

Twitter photo by @SaskCIC

Saskatoon-based Council of Canadians Board member Tracey Mitchell has received the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) 2017 Global Citizen Award – Youth & Innovation.

SCIC notes, “Tracey Mitchell is a settler from Treaty 4 Territory (Moose Jaw), now living in Treaty 6 Territory (Saskatoon). She sits on the national board of The Council of Canadians and is active in Climate Justice Saskatoon. Since 2010, Tracey has also been the Saskatchewan Coordinator for Next Up, an intensive program which trains young social change leaders.”

It adds, “Whether designing and implementing programs, leading facilitations and trainings, or providing personal support as a peer or mentor, Tracey’s work and personal approach has directly contributed to the confidence and change-making skills of countless young leaders across the province and beyond. In addition to her work, Tracey volunteers regularly and consistently steps up to provide leadership and support in a variety of grassroots groups working to address issues that affect our local and global community. While working on projects focused on local change, Tracey always strives to ensure that local leadership and change is connected to our broader role in the world.”

And SCIC highlights, “Tracey’s efforts and contributions to international development, cooperation, climate justice, young people, and building communities cannot be overstated.”

Mitchell says, “None of us can do everything. Global citizenship means finding the best use for your skills, resources, networks, and passion to bring justice, joy, and care to other beings and to the planet.”

Upon receiving her award last night at a ceremony at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, Mitchell commented, “We must support and care for one another in community. The work we do is a process.”

Congratulations Tracey!