The Spotlight Series

The Spotlight Series helps tell the stories of youth who are the leaders of today. It includes a series of speakers panels and podcasts facilitated by the CYC, which focus on the theme of UNITY. It gives youth the opportunity to positively impact other students by sharing their stories and lessons, and by helping engage their peers in dialogue about how to build more inclusive communities.

CYC CommUNITY podcast

Our CommUNITY podcast is a project facilitated by DTBY’s Community Youth Council (CYC); we are giving our young leaders an opportunity to step into bigger leadership roles and explore causes they are passionate about. Through this podcast we hope to highlight organizations in our community who we believe are doing amazing work, spread awareness about important issues and inspire viewers to get more involved in their community.

We are extremely excited to launch the first episode of our CommUNITY Podcast! We are beyond honoured to have PFLAG Halton as our first guests to this series. Listen to Taylor and Whit’s inspiring story about leading the charge to support and advocate for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities across Halton. To learn more about PFLAG Halton and get involved: Visit their website Follow them on their socials @pflaghalton

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CommUNITY Podcast Episode #2 – Halton Learning Foundation

We are proud to present to you the second episode of our CommUNITY podcast featuring the outgoing CEO of the Halton Learning Foundation; Lesley Mansfield. We sat down with Lesley to discuss the financial barriers students in Halton face and how her organization works to eliminate these barriers. Thank you for all the amazing work you have done throughout your career Lesley, we wish you a very happy retirement! To learn more about the Halton Learning Foundation and get involved: Visit their website Follow them on their socials @haltonlearnfdn

CommUNITY Podcast Episode #3 – Fayrouz from ROCK Halton

For the third episode of our CommUNITY podcast we are thrilled to welcome Fayrouz from ROCK Halton. ROCK is an acronym for ‘Reach Out Centre For Kids’, and is an accredited, multi-service organization and the lead agency for Halton’s child and youth mental health sector. If you or anyone you know are ever in a mental health crisis, ROCK offers a 24/7 crisp line at 905-878-9785. To learn more about the services ROCK offers visit:

To learn about their volunteer opportunities visit here: