YCAC was on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

click here to see photos from the event,

at Sydenham Campus in Owen Sound

Organized for: Elementary Student leaders from schools in Grey Bruce (100 students maximum)
Organized by: Hilary Coburn, Megan Myles, Joachim Ostertag, Leigh Grigg, Jo-Anne Harbinson and more!

If you're able to donate to the event and help us fundraise for next year's YCAC 3.0, please click here

YCAC 2.0 was one-day conference in Owen Sound, inviting area students to share knowledge, show understanding, and if they choose to do so, take leadership on issues of environmentalism. YCAC challenges youth to come up with a great community project, work on it all winter, and then present it to the broader community at Earth Day Grey Bruce festival. All these workshop and project planning sessions on November 21, 2023 in the afternoon was preceded by a morning of listening and sharing with civic leaders (see below) + an outdoor activity planting trees at Sydenham Campus + a hallway climate fair of various not-for-profit groups. The organizers created a safe space for students to share and participate in dialogue about how all generations can have agency here in southern Ontario with our own actions on climate & landscapes, as well as with broader activism generally.

All adults in attendance were community volunteers, volunteering for The Sustainability Project, and were

  • invited to a "taco bar" lunch, with fresh ingredients and reducing food waste, from Elephant Thoughts, and
  • completed the Volunteer waiver.

The YCAC 2.0 Theme was Multisolving: "Connecting ____ to Climate Action".

To learn more about our theme, check out or view the short video here.

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More details about YCAC 3.0 in 2024 will be announced at this page, as they get confirmed, so bookmark please & check back frequently.

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