Young Men Leading Change
Young Men Leading Change is a community of BIPOC men ages 17-25 coming together from across Ontario to make our communities stronger and safer. We support each other, explore what it means to be a man in Canada, and learn about preventing male violence towards women, non-binary people, and other men.
The YOung Men Leading Change Summit
June 12 - 13, 2021
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?
The YMLC Summit is about asking tough questions and looking for answers together.
> meet other young men of colour from communities across Ontario <
> 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 <
All events take place on Zoom and our Discord server. Register now to get your invitation!
Against Harassment with Julie Lalonde
Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator. Franco-ontarienne du nord de l’Ontario, elle est basée à Ottawa. This workshop teaches us how to act when we face harassment or see it happening to someone else.
Positive Masculinity at Work with YMLC Mentors
Let's talk about the people who taught us to be good men. Who do you look up to? On the other hand, what pressures do we face to "act like a man" in ways that harm ourselves and others? This workshop explores what it means to be a man in Canada at this time.
Navigating Canadian Workplaces and Cultural Expectations with Khoa Hoang
Khoa Hoang became a police officer in 2003, and transitioned to a civilian Specialist in Respect, Values, and Inclusion. He was involved in a human rights complaint against his Chief of Police and the Ottawa Police Service, and is a long-standing member of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women.
Becoming Caring Leaders with YMLC Mentors
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?
Meet other like-minded young men. Connect with women and non-binary leaders working to make safer communities.
Take a break from workshops in our Discord game channel, or listen to music with new friends.
Share food together. Each participant will receive UberEats gift cards for Saturday and Sunday meals.
Put your learning into action with the YMLC Mentors
Join Ahmad Al Nasser, Aman Zekarias, and Zahara Sheikh to contribute to a social media campaign about ending harassment and discrimination at work. Time commitment: 1 hour during the Summit
Join Tokoni Edmund-Tam'nabo, Dac Hung Nguyen, and Adjei Scott in creating a podcast that explores men's role in a healthy workplace. Time commitment: 1 hour during the Summit to plan, and approximately six hours after the Summit to get the podcast recorded and ready to go live in July!
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.