Live to inspire youth summits: Sparking ideas for well-being
It was our thrill and privilege to deliver WE Well-being youth programming at Youth Summits in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.
At each stop, we engaged youth participants in workshops that challenged them to think deeply about ways they support their own health and the well-being of their communities. We focused on the simple but profound concepts of resilience, empathy and self-love.
Toronto Youth Summit • At our Live to Inspire Youth Summit in Toronto, we had the great pleasure of welcoming Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, our WE Well-being ambassador and ally, to lead a Skype Q&Awith youth from around the world. • We also heard from the incredible Delicia Raveenthrarajan, who shared her journey with WE Well-being. As a special surprise, Delicia performed a song about resilience and self-love. Vancouver Youth Summit • In Vancouver, we were joined at the Cohen Centre for Social Enterprise by 60 Grade 5 and 6 students. The students and educators shared their experiences with the pilot program and discussed what it felt like to explore and expand their empathy, compassion, altruism and resilience. • In workshops, students had a chance to develop social emotional learning skills while learning from each other and learning what other schools have planned for next year.
“We are united by the ability to share our personal experiences and I am so proud to be a part of WE Well-being. I want to encourage young people to have open and honest conversations with themselves, by doing so we proactively work on ourselves and create safe and caring environments that foster resiliency.” —Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
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