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Agents of Change Information Sessions - Applications are now Open!
 
The Faculty of Health is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in starting their own healthy initiative – their own personal “Agents of Change Project”. These initiatives can cover a broad range of categories, including physical, mental, and sexual health, or any of the social determinants of health. Projects that are selected will receive funding from the Faculty of Health to help with start-up costs (up to $500). Selected candidates will receive training on how to start-up and finance their project. Students can apply individually or in groups up to 5 members. To help students prepare their applications, we will be facilitating a series of information sessions.

 
By attending a session students will:
 
- be introduced to the application proposal and the process of submission
- learn how to strengthen your project proposal
- learn about the funding available for Agents of Change projects (up to $500 for each project)
Students will have an opportunity to ask questions they have regarding the application process and/or Agents of Change program in general. The dates & times for the information sessions are as listed:
Thursday, June 17 from 2-3 PM
Tuesday, June 22 from 12-1 PM

Friday, June 25 from 12-1 PM

Please visit https://ccscss.info.yorku.ca/agents-of-change/ for program details. The application guide will be released soon, stay tuned! 

If you have any questions regarding the Agents of Change Program, please email abdulk@yorku.ca. 


CALUMET AND STONG COLLEGES PRESENT: AGENTS OF CHANGE EXPO 2021

The Agents of Change Program supports students in creating community-oriented initiatives that address the social determinants of health through the provision of seed funding, networking opportunities, and mentorship.    

The purpose of this Expo is to bring together students, Peer Leaders, alumni, staff, and other active community members together to learn about and network with the Agents of Change projects for 2020-2021. The Agents of Change Expo 2021 will also be an opportunity to learn about the impact of the current Agents of Change projects in the community, as well as their successes, challenges, and future direction.   

At the Agents of Change Expo, you will have the opportunity to connect with the following:   

  • Discover You, led by Concetta Barranca and Mohammed Elghobashy  

  • Empowering Women in Health led by Tatiana Espinosa-Merlano 

  • Humans in Progress, led by Haniah Saleem  

  • Luminate Mental Health Conference Series, led by Rupkatha Basu and Gwyneth Campbell  

  • TorontoTooth, led by Dayana Davoudi  

  • ZEAL, led by Sarah Labib.  

 Date: May 26th, 2021  

Time: 6:00-8:00PM  

Zoom Meeting Link: Register at the link below. Zoom Link is emailed 1 hour before start time.  

Please RSVP by Link: https://tinyurl.com/AOCExpo2021   

For more information on the Agents of Change Program, feel free to visit our website at: https://ccscss.info.yorku.ca/agents-of-change/ or email abdulk@yorku.ca. 


AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM UPDATE: FEBRUARY 1ST, 2020.

For the past months of December 2020 and January 2021, the projects have been making progress with their initiative. We are incredibly proud of each and every team and would like to share these updates with the CCSC community. Below is a summary of their accomplishments so far:

(1) Empower Women Empower Women, led by Tatiana Espinosa-Merlano, launched their website and hosted their first themed session, this month on brain diseases and how it affects women.

(2) Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference, co-led by Gwyneth Campbell and Rupkatha Basu, had their second workshop on Jan 27, which was about self-compassion and resilience.

(3) TorontoTooth, led by Dayana Davoudi, finalized their new team and launched their website and GoFundMe campaign. They are now building rapport with potential partners and looking to gather more donations from the general public.

(4) ZEAL, led by Sarah Labib, hosted two virtual peer support sessions in December, only with their first Instagram Live in January. They are currently restructuring their team.


AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM UPDATE: DECEMBER 1ST, 2020.

For the past month of November 2020, the projects have been making progress with their initiative. We are incredibly proud of each and every team and would like to share these updates with the CCSC community. Below is a summary of their accomplishments so far:

(1) Discover You, led by Concetta Barranca & Mohamed Elsayed Elghobasy, ran the second half of their program for 60 students: Module 3 about leadership and professional development; Module 4 & 5 on online interview skills.

(2) Empower Women Empower Women, led by Tatiana Espinosa-Merlano, began their Instagram social media campaign highlighting women leaders in health and gender disparities affecting women's health.

(3) Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference, co-led by Gwyneth Campbell and Rupkatha Basu, ran their first workshop on Nov 25, which was about navigating stress and burnout in university.

(4) TorontoTooth, led by Dayana Davoudi, is currently building their donation website and GoFundMe campaigns; established a partnership with a beauty salon organization.


AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM UPDATE: OCTOBER 1ST, 2020.

This October, the Agents of Change Program is excited to announcour Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Agents of Change Cycle. From a pool of many incredibly impressive, thoughtful, and competitive applicants, the Adjudication Committee has selected four projects to be the recipient of the program’s funding. They are, in alphabetical order: 

(1) Empower Women Empower Women, led by Tatiana Espinosa-Merlano, aims to celebrate the achievements of female leaders in the field of Healthfor International Women’s Day. 

(2) Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference, co-led by Gwyneth Campbell and Rupkatha Basu, aims to connect York students with research related to mental health and wellness. 

(3) TorontoTooth, led by Dayana Davoudi, aims to provide homeless youth at the Kennedy House with oral hygiene products. 

(4) ZEAL, led by Sarah Labib, aims to bridge the gap between first-generation students with resources such as peer support groups, and provide a safe space for them to express their academic and mental health challenges. 

The project teams have undergone training on September 26th and are now progressing into their first step of launching their initiatives. Congratulations to all project members and we wish you the best of luck! 

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AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM UPDATE: JULY 1ST, 2020.

AGENTS OF CHANGE – GET YOUR IDEA FUNDED

Agents of Change - Have an Idea for a Healthy Initiative? Get your Idea Funded!

Do you have a project idea for your community? Agents of Change offers the mentorship, connections, and funding you need just to turn your idea into reality!

Agents of Change is a program affiliated with Calumet and Stong Colleges aimed to assist and encourage students to create their own personal, community-oriented, and health-related initiative – their very own Agents of Change Project.” 

These initiatives can cover a broad range of categories, including physical, mental, and sexual health, or any of the social determinants of health. Selected projects will receive funding from the Faculty of Health to help with start-up costs (up to $500). 

Students can seek additional funding by crowdsourcing or fundraising. Selected candidates will receive training on how to start-up and finance their projects.

To learn more, attend any of our July Information Sessions (RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/AgentsINFO20): 

July 3rd from 2:30-3:30 PM                                July 7th   from 11-12 PM

July 10th from 3-4 PM                                        July 14th from 10:30-11:30 AM

July 16th from 2:30-3:30 PM                              July 20th from 12-1 PM

July 24th from 10-11 AM

NOTE: All sessions will be held through ZOOM. Zoom link will be sent upon RSVP.

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Having questions about the application? Worried about writing your proposal? Unsure about where or how to start?

Attend the Proposal Bootcampwhere you and your team will get the opportunity to develop your idea into a proposal with the support of a Facilitator. The Bootcamp will take place on July 20th from 2-7PM. 

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, July 26th, 2020 by 11:59PM. 

Please visit https://stong.yorku.ca/apply-now/ for APPLICATION FORM and program details.

If you have any questions regarding the Agents of Change Program, please email abdulk@yorku.ca.

 

 


AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM UPDATE: OCTOBER 23rd, 2019.

Agents of Change Consultation Event:

We would like to invite you to attend Calumet and Stong College’s Agents of Change Consultation.

Agents of Change – provides up to $500 in start-up funds to help students launch their own healthy initiative in the community.

The purpose of this event is to bring together alumni, students, Peer Leaders, administration/staff, and other active community members together to network and discuss some of the strengths, challenges and opportunities of the Agents of Change program offered by Calumet & Stong Colleges.

Please find below the details of the Agents of Change Consultation Event:

Date: October 23rd , 2019

Time: 6:00-9:00PM

Location: Stong College Room 101

Please RSVP by Link: https://tinyurl.com/AgentsofChange19

For more information on the Agents of Change program, feel free to email scchelp@yorku.ca.

 

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