The Council of Canadians is proud to help sponsor PowerShift Young and Rising, a climate justice convergence organized by youth, for youth in Ottawa February 14 to 18.
The first PowerShift in Canada happened in 2009, and since then the annual or semi-annual gatherings have mobilized passionate young people from many walks of life to explore ways of taking action to confront the climate crisis.
As their website explains, “PowerShift is about youth learning from each other, learning together, and using that knowledge to develop common strategies for creating visionary change. PowerShift aims to ensure that once the convergence is over, the youth climate movement continues to grow through our networks, continued capacity building, and strategic action.”
From Aamjiwnaang to Wet’suwet’en, it’s critical that frontline land and water defenders and communities of colour fighting for a livable future can access events like Powershift. That’s why one-third of the gathering’s budget is allocated to bursaries for their Frontline Fund and Needs-Based Bursaries.