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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the YMCA Peace Medallion in Oakville, we are excited to announce the introduction of the YMCA Social Innovation Projects for youth 13 – 24 years

What is Social Innovation?

In order to solve some of society’s biggest issues we need to come up with new ideas that allow people and organizations from multiple sectors to work together.  Through Social Innovation we can build imaginative solutions that bring people and organizations from across sectors together.

The YMCA Social Innovation Project aims to inspire youth and support their desire to build creative solutions and respond to complex social issues in their community.

The project is intended to extend the conversation started by the YMCA during Peace Week. During Peace Week each year, we talk about building and rebuilding conditions of fairness, inclusion, empathy, security, and respect for diversity in our communities.

This is an opportunity for you, to turn your passion for social change into a real, actionable project.