A gathering of young activists and change makers dedicated to the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. All attendees between the ages of 16 and 22, both with and without disabilities are welcome.** Youth interested in other forms of activism (i.e. GSAs, environmentalism, human rights, etc) who want to expand their work to the intersections of disability are also encouraged to attend! This event is part of Inclusion Alberta
's annual Family Conference.
In the morning, participants will attend the opening plenary, discussing Pathways to Belonging (9:00-10:00am). They will then be split into three groups to attend one of the following workshops. In the afternoon, youth will come back together for lunch, discussion, and planning for action. Participants will be guided by a team of youth leaders and Inclusion Alberta staff. After this discussion and planning session, youth will attend the closing plenary which will discuss Multi-Generational Leadership.
1. Individual Response Plans: Reducing Risk and Responding to Abuse (Presenter: Nora Baladerian, PhD)
2. Inclusive Education: Being a More Effective Advocate (Presenter: Bruce Uditsky, M.Ed; CEO Emeritus Inclusion Alberta; Associate, Inclusive Education Canada)
3. First Nations Challenges and Possibilities (Presenters: Arnold Fox, Director, Blood Tribe Social Development, Kainai First Nation; Kathleen McHugh, Director, Siksika Nation Disability Services; Tracy McHugh, Vice-President Inclusion Siksika; Karen Running Rabbit, President, Inclusion Siksika)
More information on sessions is available on page 5: http://inclusionalberta.org/clientuploads/FC2019_brochure.pdf
Questions can be directed toward Hannah, the youth facilitator, at hwiens[at]inclusionalberta.org
or 587.337.6135 (call or text)
**An interest in activism, leadership, and inclusion is absolutely necessary for participation