Young Men Leading Change

Young Men Leading Change

Young men are coming together to make our communities stronger and safer. We support each other, explore what it means to be a man in Canada now, and learn about preventing male violence towards women, non-binary people, and other men. Young Men Leading Change is a community of BIPOC men ages 17-25. We meet together virtually from across Ontario on Discord.

 

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Help us put a stop to harassment and discrimination

 

Many of us spend a lot of time at work. How can we make sure that our co-workers are comfortable? What if we don't feel safe speaking up about problems at work? What are healthy ways to support a co-worker who faces discrimination or harassment? How do we recognize gender-based violence and what can we do about it? We ask tough questions and look for answers together.

 

> meet other young men who care about the community <

> learn from women and non-binary community leaders working to end violence <

> practice new leadership skills with the support of Young Men Leading Change Mentors <

> receive a certificate recognizing your role in making our workplaces safer and more equitable <

 

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All events take place on our Discord server. Register now to get your invitation!

YMLC Certificate

We recognize your efforts to learn about creating safe and healthy workplaces.

Take the Certificate Pathway by participating in three learning events that prepare you to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment. Learn more . . . 

Launch Event

a talk with tiq milan

Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm EST

Tiq speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights, and racial justice. He shares stories of his life and how his transgender experience has informed his views on masculinity, race, and the gender binary. A journalist for over a decade, his work has appeared on MIC, Buzzfeed, NBC and CNN. He is also a strategic media consultant helping organizations and companies create detailed media campaigns that will engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and authentic.

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YMLC Certificate

The Summit

The Summit

Saturday, June 12 from 11 - 4pm

Sunday, June 13 from 11 - 4pm

Gather with other young men from across Ontario to learn from women and non-binary leaders working to end violence. 

What if we don't feel safe speaking up about problems at work? What are healthy ways to support a co-worker who faces discrimination or harassment? How do we recognize gender-based violence and what can we do about it?

We will explore these questions with our guest speakers and workshop facilitators, share a virtual meal, and take time to get to know one another and make new connections.

 

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YMLC Certificate

GBV Prevention Projects

collective action

Join one of three groups acting to prevent gender-based violence in our workplaces.

More information coming soon!

Group A - (June 14 - 18)

Group B - (June 14 - July 2)

Group C - (June 14 - July 16)

 

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YMLC Certificate

 

About the collective

The Young Men Leading Change Collective includes immigrant-serving agencies and organizations working to end violence against women in London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough and Ottawa. The project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and led by the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women.

 

Meet the YMLC Mentors