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Our youth facilitation teams have created a lot of workshop outlines and activity guides to go with our videos over the years. This page is about sharing some of that material in a way that is easy to access. Ideally these resources will support and inspire you in creating workshops and lesson plans of your own.

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Soft Spaces for Hard Conversations

Our youth facilitation teams have created a lot of workshop outlines and activity guides to go with our videos over the years. This page is about sharing some of that material in a way that is easy to access.

Elements of a Workshop

These resources draw from the collective wisdom of the creative commons, but it is worth highlighting some individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in informing these resources: Rup Sidhu, Sara Kendall, Romi Chandra, PEERnet, Nadim Kara, Josephine Tcheng, PYE Global, Power of Youth,
Angela Brown and the late great Peter Wanyenya.

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Before the Workshop
1

Before the Workshop

Getting prepared.

Territory Acknowledgments
2

Territory Acknowledgments

Modelling decolonizing practices & learning about local Indegenous Territories

Intros & Objectives
3

Intros & Objectives

Modeling vulnerability, strength and personal connections to workshop themes.

Energizer & Icebreaker
4

Energizer & Icebreaker

Shifting energy, inviting fun, and creating openness.

Community Agreements
5

Community Agreements

Creating safer spaces for courageous conversations.

Video watching & Debrief
6

Video watching & Debrief

Showcasing videos made by and for youth.

Core Activities
7

Core Activities

Introducing key concepts + critical frameworks.

Creative Reflection
8

Creative Reflection

Using creative practice to imaginatively explore emotions that are surfacing.

Closing
9

Closing

Reflecting, digesting and affirming as a whole group.

Follow up
10

Follow up

Check in’s and referrals as needed.

Post-Workshop Activities
11

Post-Workshop Activities

Activities to deepen and continue the learning.

Life-Long Learning
12

Life-Long Learning

Accept and expect non-closure, words of wisdom as the journey continues.

Recent Youth-Made Content

Become immersed in the the content we have to offer

Program-Based Educational Resource Guides

Take a closer look at our Program-related guides, where you’ll find detailed information on how you can run your own workshop!