Over the following months, follow the journey of 16 Canadian youth as they gain the resources and knowledge to help mitigate the impact of climate change in their communities.
Climate change is affecting Canada at alarming rates, but there is one region of the country that is being hit hard: the Arctic. Here, warming is happening at double the rate of anywhere else in the country and the effects are being felt by Indigenous communities up North at this very moment.
In partnership with the Gwich’in Tribal Council, Gwich’in Regional Youth Council, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, and Gwich’in Council International, we are bringing together Canada’s Northern and Southern youth to collaborate on the biggest issue of our generation.
FutureXChange Program is made up of sixteen youth selected from Gwich’in communities and Southern Canada to activate their communities for climate action.
The program kicked off at the beginning of October. Over the course of the next several months, participants will have the opportunity to learn about climate change from diverse perspectives and ways of knowing, travel to the Arctic, make new friends and get access to the tools to drive action in their communities.
The first event took place in Inuvik, where participants shared personal stories about the affect climate change is having on their communities. Check out this article written here about the weekend for more info!