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What is Radical Collaboration & Why Does it Matter?

May 26 @ 12:00 - 13:30 CDT

How to build stronger communities by collaborating with unlikely partners.

How can radical collaborations and partnerships create tangible change? And what makes a collaboration ‘radical’?

Join us at this youth-led Brown Bag Lunch to learn how to build better more impactful partnerships, increase your reach, and grow your network – all while remaining rooted in community.

About the Series

Young people make real, positive change happen and when it comes to tackling big challenges, like the climate crisis, youth have stepped up to take action and create opportunities. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, young people from around the country are helping advance progress towards the 2030 SDG Agenda and climate justice.

In this new event series, Putting (YOU)th on the Agenda: Youth Climate Lab’s RAD Cohort Reflects on Radical Collaboration Towards Agenda 2030, hosted in partnership with Youth Climate Lab, Alliance 2030, and RAD, we’ll hear from youth climate leaders about making green jobs accessible for all, creating the future of food, radical collaboration, and building meaningful partnerships.

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About the Speakers

Rae Landriau is a Master’s student at Carleton University, studying contaminant transport in permafrost. Their work deals with the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, community governance, climate change, and environmental remediation. Rae’s passion for the environment is what drove them to pursue a career in science. They actively seek out opportunities to educate others, using their environmental and scientific knowledge in community outreach settings.

Shivani Solanki is a graduate student at the University of Alberta pursuing a Master of Science in Health Promotion and Sociobehavioural Sciences. Shivani believes that collaboration and knowledge sharing within the community builds a sustainable foundation for social action. She incorporates her public health background into climate change and environmental sustainability work and aims to share tangible avenues for climate action at every level to inspire others to get involved.

About our Partners

Alliance 2030 is an ongoing project designed to engage organizations and the public in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) between now and the conclusion of the goals in the year 2030. The Alliance is comprised of a growing network of organizations from across sectors working to advance the SDGs both in Canada and abroad, built on the belief that Agenda 2030 can be accomplished by working creatively and collaboratively at both the local and global level. Alliance2030 centers around Agenda 2030’s mission to “leave no one behind”.

Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is the national leadership organization for Canada’s 191 local community foundations. Our purpose is relentlessly pursuing a future where everyone belongs. Together with community foundations across the country, we help drive local solutions for national change on the issues that matter most to Canadians. We’re building a movement that connects community foundations, communities and partners to create a just, sustainable future.

Youth Climate Lab (YCL) is a Canada-based, global non-profit organization. Founded in May 2017, our mission is to design, pilot, and scale innovative experiments for youth, by youth, that tackle problems faced by young people around the globe in their fight against climate change. Through tools, programs and convenings that connect youth to each other, YCL creates opportunities for radical collaboration and new initiatives, enabling young people – no matter who they are or where they are from – in building the just, climate-resilient futures they deserve.

Funded by the support of the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program.

About Impact Hub Ottawa

Impact Hub Ottawa is a non-profit, collaborative coworking space and communuity based in downtown Ottawa, on land that is the unceded, unsurrendred territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!

Please note:

  • A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite
  • This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register

Tickets: To ensure that cost is not a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system for this event. Participants can choose between a free Regular ticket and a $10 Community Support ticket, which will help offset the cost of running this event.

Looking for a home away from home? Perhaps a coworking membership is for you! Find out more here.

Not based in Ottawa? Consider becoming an Impact Hub Ottawa Member – virtually! A Connect Membership gives you access to our team of Coaches, community Slack, and all kinds of perks and resources to help you grow your business or career!