Imagine if all youth were viewed as community leaders...
and all youth knew of this to be true.

Monthly Archives: June 2017

  •   Historically, HeartWood’s Youth Action Team approach was a flagship program demonstrating our Community Youth Development model, facilitated across Nova Scotia in several communities. However funding for that model and organizational priorities shifted such that we were no longer able to host these teams in the way we had, and the program was shelved until […]

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  • This phase of FutureStart was a youth employment program that ran between June and September of 2015 and involved  HeartWood facilitator, Brian Braganza, Lunenburg District Office staff, and nine youth ages 16-24. The young people involved selected topics for research, then developed workshops and materials of their own design, and tested them with another group of […]

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  • The most recent section of FutureStart.ca focused on providing skills for individuals to transition to living independently. There are a lot of skills needed to live independently that are not often taught. Skills like finding your first apartment, budgeting or taking care of your health. It is often assumed that people know these things, or they will […]

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  • HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development has been exploring the relationship between youth engagement and systems change. In order for young people to meaningfully contribute to their communities, spaces for youth voices must be created. To better understand what this looks like in practice, we’d like to share a story that took place with staff […]

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