Social Changemakers Conference for Student Teams

Applications now open for the Social Changemakers Leadership Series

The deadline for high school teams has been extended to February 11, 2022. We’ve also opened up registration for individuals as well, see more at:

Through this program students will:

  • Identify equity issues in your school community
  • Work as a team to create an action plan to drive change
  • Go deeper on issues around equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Learn how to share you story to build bridges across differences
  • Connect with other passionate changemakers from across Canada

What is the Social Changemakers Leadership Series?

Delivered completely online, this immersive conference series will bring together young leaders from across Canada from a range of backgrounds, faiths, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, including Indigenous and Francophone youth. The leaders will network, build understanding, and create connections with each other. They will examine the current state of diversity and inclusion and identify issues they want to address in their local communities. The program will include speakers, workshops, virtual field trips, and individual and group reflections!

What Will The Social Changemakers Conference Series Look Like?

Taking place outside school hours from March 4-6, 2022 the Social Changemakers Conference Series will be delivered completely online to avoid any financial, geographic, medical, or accessibility barriers that participants may face. The Youth Conference portion will bring together student teams of five (aged 14-18) from across Canada to learn how to identify issues and take actions to create positive change in their schools and communities.

Potential In-Person or Virtual Tours Include:

  • Canada Human Rights Museum
  • Woodland Cultural Centre
  • Deaf Culture Centre
  • Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
  • Pier 21 Museum

Who Should Apply?

Individual youth in high school aged 14-19 can now register to attend free! Deadline February 11, 2022.


Student Team

Student Teams are composed of five youth (ages 14-19) from each province and territory, in addition to one adult monitor/supervisor for each group. Student Teams will attend the SCC to expand their understanding of Canada’s history, their own identity, and take action to improve their communities. These youth will engage in the SCC from March 4-6th, facilitated by the Emerging Leaders team under the mentorship and guidance of the Harmony Movement Staff. There will be an additional debrief and celebration session held on March 18th.

Deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.


Once accepted, student teams will be required to pay a $25 participation fee which can be waived if a barrier to participation.

Funded by the Government of Canada