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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.

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

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APPLY NOW TO THE AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM - Deadline: July 4th, 2021, at 11:59PM

Do you have a project idea for your community? Agents of Change offers the mentorship, connections, and funding you need 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. 

Apply Now: https://tinyurl.com/ApplyAgents  

Deadline: Sunday, July 4th, 2021, at 11:59 PM  

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If you wish to learn more about the program and the application process, attend our Information Sessions: 

RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/AgentsofChange2021

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fter attending our Information Sessions, you still have questions about the application, or if you are unsure about where or how to start your proposal, join us at our 
Proposal Bootcamp. The Bootcamp will take place on  

  • Day 1: June 29th from 5-7:30 PM 

  • Day 2: June 30th from 5-7 PM  

On June 29th, the Bootcamp will provide you and your group members and opportunity to work together and develop your project proposal based on your ideas. On June 30th, you will have the opportunity to present your application proposal and receive feedback from a panel of experts

RSVP HERE:
 
https://tinyurl.com/AoCBootcamp 

Please visit https://ccscss.info.yorku.ca/agents-of-change/ for program details. 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. 


 

Meet our Current Projects!

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TorontoTooth

Lead: Dayana Davoudi

Mission: To provide homeless youth at the Kennedy House with oral hygiene products. 

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Empowered Women Empower Women

Lead: Tatiana Espinosa-Merlano

Mission: To celebrate the achievements of female leaders in the field of Health.

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Luminate: Mental Health Conference

Lead: Gwyneth Campbell & Rupkatha Basu 

Mission: To connect York students with research related to mental health and wellness. 

Lead: Sarah Labib

Mission: 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. 

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Discover You

Lead: Concetta Barranca & Mohamed Elsayed Elghobasy

Mission: To provide 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.

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Fix the 6ix

Nonprofit organization that tackles homelessness through the collection of unused gift cards to provide individuals needing relief with staples, such as food and clothing, encouraging agency and giving back to the community.

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The Ascend Network

Space for youth to develop their leadership skills through a 3-day conference through interactive and engaging sessions, while also providing a social setting for delegates to connect with one another.

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Autism Teenage Partnership

Organization 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.

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"Mazen showed tremendous support getting us off the ground. Having that reputation behind us was really an honour and helped us a lot in getting where we are today."
- Ahbair, The Ascend Network

"It’s a place for them to feel included, gain confidence and strengthen their social skills,"
- Janson, Autism Teenage Partnership

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Get to Know Our CCSC Staff & Agents of Change Team

Meet and get to know our dedicated CCSC staff and Agents of Change team who work hard to provide quality student success, mentorship, leadership & development programs, events and workshops for the Calumet and Stong College communities.