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      Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- Centennial College in Scarborough


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      November 30, 2017

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      Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training- Centennial College

      UNITED NATIONS'SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TRAINING   UNITED NATIONS COMES TO CENTENNIAL COLLEGE     In celebration of #Canada150, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.   Interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.   You will receive a certificate for the training from the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.    Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and be connected with organizations through which you can be the SDG Advocates.     Who are we and why are we doing this?Foundation for Environmental Stewardship Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a not-for-profit corporation whose registered charity number is 801430307 RR0001. FES is an accredited organization by the United Nations and has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.   Our mission is to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future by empowering youth. We envision every young person who will grow to make their personal and professional choices to reflect the human impact on the environment for a sustainable future.    Partnered with 23 United Nations entities, the SDGs Youth Training Canada mobilizes 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.         Organizing Partners   Guelph Sustainability Office:The Sustainability Office strives to make the campus a sustainable place through education, taking action, and empowering students to make a difference. Many of the office's initiatives are championed by student leaders who have a passion for sustainable living. The Sustainability Office's goal is to foster a culture of sustainability throughout the entire university community.     OPIRG Guelph:OPIRG is the Ontario Public Interest Research Group! OPIRG Guelph works on a variety of environmental and social justice issues of public interest by conducting research, developing popular education materials, and engaging in activism. While OPIRG is campus-based, their goal is to inspire and involve students, faculty, and other staff in addressing issues of environmental and social justice in the community. They work to strengthen the link between the University of Guelph campus and our surrounding community. OPIRG is volunteer-powered and volunteer-driven! For more information visit opirgguelph.org        Collaborating Partners   GSEC:GSEC is the University of Guelph’s leading student-led environmental organization campaigning for more progressive environmental policies from the University and a more environmentally friendly campus. They are a motivated collective of concerned students working towards action and awareness of environmental issues within the university and community. They do this by organizing, promoting and participating in a diverse array of environmentally focused events. Their hope is to create positive change and awareness of contemporary environmental issues.      Schedule 09h30 – 10h30: Registration and Coffee and Networking 10h30 – 11h20: Welcome remarks and Session 1: SDGs Examples 11h20 – 12h00: Session 2: UN Speaker and Q&A 12h00 – 13h00: Lunch, NGO Exhibit, and Networking 13h00 – 14h30: Session 3: Skills Development 14h30 – 15h30: Session 4: Solution Design Session 15h30 – 15h45: Closing ceremony and photo op 15h45 – 16h30: Networking Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!     Speaker Bios JULIE MARSHALLUN for the most marginalizedHow does UN serve the most marginalized: youth, women, children, and more?   Julie Marshall has been the United Nations World Food Programmes’s Canadian Spokesperson in Canada, since September 2006. In this role, she regularly speaks to media, manages celebrity partners, handles visibility for government and private sector partners, manages social media channels, creates strategic campaigns, and develops educational and visibility resources for all audiences.   Prior to joining WFP, Marshall worked in public relations and marketing roles in both Canada and the UK and now lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada.   Follow her on @WFP_Canada and @WFP_Students.      STEVE S.J. LEEYouth are the key to implementing SDGsHow are youth implementing SDGs around the world? How can YOU do it too?   Steve Lee is a 24-year-old climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker. He is the Executive Director of Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) whose 3% Project mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth - that's 3% of Canada - through 5 national tours across 600 schools. It provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and empowers them to take action on solving climate change in their local communities today.   A prolific global speaker, Steve has represented the Canadian youth on the issues of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Youth Empowerment at over a dozen international forums including G8 Summit, NATO, Facebook, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, and World Bank.   Steve is a voice to the voiceless youth globally in policymaking as a member of World We Want 2030 Policy Strategy Group, UN Major Group Children and Youth, UNEP Tunza, UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, Youth Commission on the Status of Women Taskforce, and more. He has moderated and drafted policy outcome documents, lobbied diplomats and businesses, and observed negotiations with many UN officials, heads of state, and industry leaders.   Steve is personally trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, featured on news channels, blogs, and newspapers, and a University of Toronto graduate of Physiology and Human Biology.   An entrepreneur, Steve was the Partner of RevIT² Solutions, a market research consulting firm for private investment firms, and the CEO of Steve’s Guidebook, a publishing company for university-level calculus and biology study guides.   Steve has lived in 4 countries, travelled to over two dozen nations, reads voraciously, plays the clarinet, volunteers at a mental health rehab centre, serves on the Board of HealthOutLoud, and is a follower of Jesus.   Use #CANYouth4SDGs to share your experience!   Updated on 17h59 8 September, 2017.

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