Creating opportunities between youth and the community.
OSP wants to assist community-minded youth by supporting them to design a campaign highlighting the importance of diversity. With the goal to provide opportunities for growth, we have developed a program to promote inclusion in Edmonton.
Whether you identify within the communities of women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, LGBTQ2+, or persons with disabilities; the Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program is designed to set the stage for youth (aged 16 – 30) to pursue a self-directed volunteer diversity initiative!
Experience and Education
Interactive sessions to enhance your knowledge and understanding of diversity; from self-discovery workshops to guest speakers and more!
Increase your social network. Become a support ally – an ”agent for change” – while making lifelong friendships with people from diverse backgrounds.
Design your very own initiative, project, or campaign to address diversity/inclusion in your workplace or school such as rallies, anti-bullying campaigns, and diversity celebrations.
Youth will engage in mentorship opportunities to strengthen their knowledge of diverse cultures and collective identities, acquire the knowledge on what it takes to be a strong ally of community support, earn certifications and possibly work with their school to earn up to 125 volunteer hours and education credits.
Join us and gain knowledge, skills and tools to:
- Foster community development
- Educate others about bias and discrimination
- Understand barriers to inclusion
- Build professional and personal experiences
Program components include:
- Experience to gain new skills
- Education to build knowledge
- Engagement with communities
- Execution to make an impact
- Evaluation and feedback to grow