Your Community is Diverse, Champion It!

Creating opportunities between youth and the community, OSP assists 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 free, online program to promote inclusion in Edmonton.

Diversity Awareness & Skill Building Youth Program

Are you a passionate advocate for diversity & inclusion?

If you identify within the communities of women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, LGBTQ2+, or persons with disabilities; the Diversity Awareness and Skills Building Youth Program is designed to set the stage for youth (aged 15 – 30) to pursue a self-directed volunteer diversity initiative!

Program Components

Experience and Education

Interactive online zoom sessions to enhance your knowledge and understanding of diversity; from self-discovery workshops to guest speakers and more!

Engagement

Increase your social network. Become an ”agent for change” while making lifelong friendships with people from diverse backgrounds.

Execution Evaluation

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.

You will engage in mentorship opportunities to strengthen your knowledge of diverse cultures and collective identities, acquire the knowledge on what it takes to be a strong ally of community support for other marginalized groups, discuss productive ways to manage micro-aggressions and be your own advocate, earn a certificate and possibly work with your school to earn up to 120 volunteer hours and education credits.

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Project Spotlights

The following are four of the amazing Capstone Projects completed by Diversity participants. Students have created a diverse range of projects, such as resource aggregate websites, Education hubs, Diversity and Inclusion bookclubs/discussion groups, Instagram and Tiktok Awareness Accounts, Diversity clubs within their own schools and so much more! Our participants continually surprise us with their innovation and ingenuity.

Join the Diversity program and bring an initiative that you are passionate about to your own communities!

Canada Confesses

A multi-platform initiative with a goal to expose the injustices in Canada and those abroad for which Canada is responsible, while amplifying individuals and organizations who are working to solve social inequalities.

https://www.canadaconfesses.ca 

the age collective

This Instagram account intends to bring awareness to ageism, curate the stories of individuals to redefine our concepts of aging, and create a better world for all of us tor grow old in.

https://www.instagram.com/theagecollective/

The Power Patriarchy

A podcast intended to raise awareness about gender disparity in the renewable resource energy, discusses the factors affecting this issue, and explains why addressing this issue can improve economic outcomes globally.

https://thepowerpatriarchy.podbean.com

Break the Silence

A website providing information about gender based violence, as well as a list of resources for individuals who require support for gender based violence they may have encountered.

For More Information

To learn more, please direct all enquiries to:

diversityawareness@osp.ab.ca or call: 780-784-7167

Or to reserve your spot, fill out the contact form. A representative will reach out to register you and welcome you to the program.

The program is designed to offer the following:

  • Live online training sessions,
  • A diversity training certificate,
  • Receive professional references,
  • Engage in community volunteer opportunities
  • Connection to local diversity advocates and resources

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