WECAN – Me to We Student Leadership Training
Canadore College and WE have teamed up to create a unique WE Student Leadership program for students.
Canadore College and WE are excited about this partnership which creates a learning community focused on supporting leadership development both on campus and within the local and regional communities. The leadership program will bring students together from different cultures and empower them to become better local and regional citizens. We are currently seeking students that would like to participate in the leadership program.
This year, 22 newly recruited student leaders and five senior student leaders have embarked on a journey to address social justice issues they are passionate about. After two different training sessions, and a lot of discussion, the four pillars for this year’s Me to WE Student Leadership group are:
WE ARE NOT ALONE - a mental health awareness group. Their goal is to raise awareness around all types of mental health, growing issues throughout the college and continue to decrease the stigma.
WE ARE HUMAN - a disability awareness and accessibility group. Their goal is to create more awareness around different types of disabilities and the positive impact they have in the college and in the community.
WE ARE CONNECTED - an environmental friendly group. Their goal is to make people more aware of the type of power they’re using and to reduce unnecessary waste around the college.
WE STAND TOGETHER - an Indigenous rights group. Their goal is to create education through reconciliation and raise awareness of past and current issues Indigenous People face.
Throughout the year, each pillar will be planning, creating, and implementing actions plans to help end stigmas, raise awareness and educate those in the community. Stay tuned for more details as each plan starts to take action!
Learn more about the WE Leadership Program