REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR Nov 9th Youth Inspire CommUNITY Day. We look forward to welcoming 400 + students on Wed to learn more about:

  • The importance of an embodied and authentic commitment to justice and equity work.
  • The importance of doing activist and social justice work from a resourced place, a full cup
  • The importance of engaging the whole community in the work because, in the words of adrienne maree brown, “no one is special, and everyone is needed.” We cannot afford to leave anyone out or behind.

The theme for this year’s CommUNITY Day 2022, of inclusion, equity and community, is more important than ever! There is much exhaustion and a feeling of overwhelm in the community as we continue to contend with injustice, climate inaction, and the ongoing effect of living through a pandemic. What gives us hope is the energy, passion and commitment of youth to use their power to harness all of the gifts in our community to create change. In the words of the Hopi, “One finger cannot lift a pebble.” Leena Sharma Seth, Equity and Incluison Expert, YICD Presenter

* Participants will hear from inspiring keynote speakers, including 3x Olympian Miranda Ayim, engage in a Q&A session with Indigenous experts, and will be empowered to develop their own Equity Action Plans to take back to their schools and communities. A post event virtual discussion will be lead by Halton Black Voices, following YICD to continue the conversation.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED for November 9th 2022. 4:30-8:30 at the Burlington Performing Arts Center


Meet your Unity Day Hosts

Thank you DTBY Community Youth Council (CYC), Halton & Hamilton Wentworth Student Trustees, and Halton Black Voices Student Union for

helping us bring back the vision of unity within our schools

We’re asking all Schools and NFP Partners to please RSVP by Oct 11th to:

This will greatly help us as we prepare to welcome your students.
Some schools will also be arranging buses to drop off and pick up their students.

view our YICD impact report 2021

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thank you to our platinum partners

We acknowledge the support of the canadian race relations foundation with funding provided by the government of canada