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The 2020-2021 Agents of Change Cycle

 

TorontoTooth: Aims to provide homeless youth at the Kennedy House with oral hygiene products. Learn more

 


Empowered Women Empower Women:
 Aims to celebrate the achievements of female leaders in the field of Health, for International Women's Day. Learn more

 

 

ZEAL: Aims to address the unique academic and mental health challenges faced by first-generation students. Learn more

 

 

 

Luminate Mental Health Conference Series: Aims to connect York students with research related to mental health and wellness. Learn more

 

Humans In Progress (HIP): Aims to create positive social change by providing hands-on workshops and training programs on leadership and meaningful living to young leaders across the GTA. Learn more

 

Discover You: The Discover You program provides graduating high school students with the opportunity to enhance their leadership, interview and professional development skills through online interactive workshops led by undergraduate Peer Coaches. Learn more

 

The 2019-2020 Agents of Change Cycle

Humans In Progress (HIP): Aims to create positive social change by providing hands-on workshops and training programs on leadership and meaningful living to young leaders across the GTA. Learn more

 

Discover You: The Discover You program provides graduating high school students with the opportunity to enhance their leadership, interview and professional development skills through online interactive workshops led by undergraduate Peer Coaches. Learn more

 

The 2018-2019 Agents of Change Cycle

Diabetes on Campus: Aims to provide a peer support network for students with Type-1 Diabetes on campus while also raising awareness and increasing community understanding of the disease. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

Helping Hands:  The “Helping Hand for Women in Need” initiative, hopes to further educate youth about homelessness, especially amongst women demographics, within Peel as well as supporting existing agencies to provide some resources in need. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

The 2017-2018 Agents of Change Cycle

Heartline: Aims to deliver high quality and free standard first aid (SFA) and CPR-C certifications. Partnering with the Black Creek Community Centre, the project aims to service low socio-economic communities. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

BookChest: Aims to to reduce the disparity in childhood literacy rates in Toronto’s low-income neighbourhoods by partnering with schools, local community stakeholders, and health professionals. BookChest is designed to share the joy of reading to students by surprising them with a gift — a chest of books that have been generously donated. Coupled with the surprise, the team facilitates engaging workshops on educating the importance of literacy and its relationship to healthy living. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

ProjectCare: Aims to address students’ mental health by teaching and inspiring compassion, increasing positivity, building trust, and ultimately, instilling a sense of community at York University​. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

The 2016-2017 Agents of Change Cycle

The Brain Vitamins PodCast: Focuses on mental health awareness and stigma by interviewing faculty members and experts as well as asking students about their personal experiences on a bi-weekly podcast. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

Heartline: Aims to deliver high quality and free standard first aid (SFA) and CPR-C certifications. Partnering with the Black Creek Community Centre, the project aims to service low socio-economic communities. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

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Ascend: Focuses on providing a space for youth to develop their leadership skills through a three day conference setting. The conference will tackle areas of leadership through interactive and engaging sessions, while also providing a social setting for delegates to connect with one another. Learn more

The 2015-2016 Agents of Change Cycle

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Ascend: Focuses on providing a space for youth to develop their leadership skills through a three day conference setting. The conference will tackle areas of leadership through interactive and engaging sessions, while also providing a social setting for delegates to connect with one another. Learn more

 

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Regiftcard Program: Focuses on tackling issues related to homelessness through the collection of unused giftcards to provide individuals needing relief with staples, such as food and clothing, encouraging agency and giving back to the community. Learn more! 

 

COIL LogoC.O.I.L: Focuses on teaching highschool students personal writing skills as a means of expressing themselves. The program will feature opportunities for students to share their writing and collaborate with peers. For more information about this project, please email scchelp@yorku.ca.

The 2014-2015 Agents of Change Cycle

IMG_0910 The Youth Exercise Project: Focuses on promoting and encouraging students at the primary school level to engage in physical activity through fun and interactive activities, facilitated by university students. Learn more! 

 

 

AllYouNeedIslove1 Loving Minds: Focuses on providing students with strategies that they can incorporate in their daily life to prevent anxiety and depression. Activities included yoga, expressive arts therapy, expressive dance, and meditation. Learn more!

 

 

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Nothin' But Change: Focuses on raising awareness and reducing the stigma of homelessness on the York University Keele Campus. The program's main initiative is fundraising for organizations with a core focus on alleviating homelessness, by selling customized t-shirts to students and staff on campus. Learn more!

 

 

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Focus: Autism Teenage Partnership focuses on providing accessible, free and safe places for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder to express themselves through the use of social activities. ATP operates in the Greater Toronto Area. Learn more!

 

 

PPON5Positivity! Pass it On: Focuses on increasing social cohesion on York  University's Keele campus and  changing perceptions of mental health issues. The project achieves this through giving out bracelets with the intention of spreading compliments and positive messages. Learn more!