NEXT UP WINNIPEG APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCT 13
Do you wonder what the future holds for our world? Are you concerned about things like climate change, poverty, public health and education, housing and government policy? Do you believe that global and local issues are connected? Do you feel that our economic system is focused on profit at the expense of people and the planet? Do you believe it is possible for us, as communities, to do things differently at home and abroad, to eradicate poverty, to deal with conflict peacefully, to rise to the climate challenge fairly, and to ensure everyone has access to good public health and education services?
If you answered yes to many of the questions above, this program may be for you.
Next Up was created by a community of people who wanted to help emerging leaders (that’s you!) develop new and better skills, smarts and ideas. The program is intense. Over 7 months, you’ll dive into a number of topics and disciplines, combining theory, practice, deep thinking, and hard skills. You’ll look at some of the most pressing Canadian policy issues facing the country. You will consider where “progressive” thinking is on these issues and how to solve them. You’ll look at how change is made in society. And you’ll meet some of the most innovative change-makers in your cities — from the non-profit, labour, business and public sectors — who are working for a better world.
Next Up has a number lenses through which we explore social change. Lenses include decolonization, anti-oppression and equity. Climate Justice is a key lens for the program as Climate Change is one of the core challenges of our time. The lenses are used as a grounding point - not every session is about the lenses. The lenses inform how we think about solutions and our approach to social change.