The Everyday Political Citizen: IRL Forum (EPC: IRL) is a convening of the country's young advocates, mobilizers and politicos from across political issues and party stripes.
“IRL”, Internet slang for “in real life”, captures the need to get offline to hold real conversations face-to-face. The forum, for leaders aged 18-29, is a response to an urgent need among our generation to reconnect and grow empathy across geographic, issue-specific and/or partisan divides for a stronger and more effective political culture in our generation.
By participating in the EPC: IRL Forum project, you will have access to:
Using a nonpartisan approach, the forums will explore
- Peer-to-peer mentorship
- Access to a digital platform for support connections among young leaders
- Attendance at one of two forums: either in Toronto (February 23-25) or Edmonton (27-29)
the challenges and successes young leaders face in their work and fields to develop tools for even stronger community leadership. They will also bring in political and senior community leaders as mentors for participants to deepen their ability to create impact. Through both forums, Samara hopes to:
- Build a national community of young leaders working on political change in their communities
- Provide opportunities for EPCitizens to learn about successful engagement initiatives occurring across the country by sharing their stories of success and learning from each other
- Support development of the tools needed to support youth-led change
- Provide a knowledge exchange with political and senior community leaders
Attendance at EPC: IRL is fully funded thanks to the generous support of the RBC Foundation and the Telus Foundation.
Space at each forum is limited. Apply now to join us either in Toronto (February 23-25) or Edmonton (April 27-29), 2017.
The deadline to apply to the EPC: IRL Forums (either Toronto or Edmonton) is January 9th at midnight (PST)!
Scroll to the section "APPLY NOW" to begin your application.