Canada’s Climate Jobs Challenge: What does it mean for New Brunswick? @ New Brunswick Museum
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


9:30  – Welcome and Introductions

  • Opening remarks from Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, and Marc Blanchard, Regional Vice President of the Scotia-Fundy Region Union of Health and Environment Workers – PSAC, followed by roundtable participant introductions

10:00 – Regional and Local Initiatives

  • Presentations of local initiatives and projects related to the green economy
  • Open discussion and Q&A

11:15 – GEN Program: “One Million Climate Jobs” Challenge and Campaign

  • Presentation of GEN’s “One Million Climate Jobs” Challenge and Campaign
  • Open discussion and Q&A

12:00 – Lunch

  • Lunch and health breaks will be provided

1:30 – Open Discussion on Strategy and Follow-up

  • Summary of the morning session followed by a challenge to strengthen and further advance the work already underway in the region
  • Open discussion
  • Decisions on strategy and next steps

We look forward to working together for a more sustainable future.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training @ Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall – St. Thomas University
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


STU & UNB Presents

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training Event

On October 21, 2017, St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick will be hosting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Event (SDGs). The United Nations, through the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship, wants to empower youth to promote seventeen sustainable development goals for a better world

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, the SDGs Youth Training Canada will mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the SDGs through 100 local actions and 50 trainings events in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017.

Participants will be able to interact with UN officials, policymakers, and civil society activists who identified, created, and are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.


8:45 – Registration – Location: Kinsella Auditorium Lobby

9:30 – Opening Ceremonies
UNB Elder-in-Residence Opolahsomuwehs Imelda Perley
Welcome by STUSU and UNBSU’s Presidents
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

10:00: Session 1
What are the SDGs and how to advocate for them
By: Steve Lee
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

10:40: Session 2
UN Delegate Presentation
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

11:30 – 12:45 – Lunch / NGO Fair
UNB Sustainability Walks
Location: Student Union Building Atrium 

 1:00 – 3:10 – Skills Development Breakout Sessions
Location: Margaret McCain Hall Classrooms 

3:15 – 4:00 – Problem Solving in your Community
Location: Margaret McCain Hall Classrooms 

4:00 – 4:15 – Closing Ceremony

STU Elder Miigam’agan and Mayor Mike O’Brien
Location: Kinsella Auditorium

Liberatory Story & Play 2017 – Weekend Workshop at Tatamagouche Centre, NS @ Tatamagouche Centre
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day

Liberatory Story & Play 2017

  Nov 10 – Nov 12, 2017 Fri 5:00 PM – Sun 6:30 PM$375.00
Game designer Avery Alder will introduce participants to tabletop roleplaying games and the transformative power of play. Exploring themes ranging from queer heartbreak to post-apocalyptic community to daring skyship adventure, participants will dive into playing a number of these games. Avery will highlight how different games can be used as tools for better understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our collective struggles. Along the way, there will be conversations, skill-building, and time for reflection in break-out affinity groups. Everyone will leave with the resources and knowledge to run games in their own communities. Learn how roleplaying games can be a force for reflection, transformation, and community! 

Liberatory Story and Play is a weekend residential program to equip community leaders, youth, and support workers with unique tools for exploring and addressing issues of marginalized identity, community mental health, and collective struggle in a diverse and complex world.

Program Cost: $375 (tuition, meals & lodging in a shared room)
Commuter Cost: $295 (tuition & meals)

Can’t afford it? Limited bursaries available! Please download the Bursary Form, fill it out, and email it to us.

Registration deadline Thursday October 26, 2017 

Thank you to the “Embracing the Spirit Innovation Fund” for financial support of this program!

Individuals associated with the United Church of Canada may be eligible for United Church of Canada Congregational Learning Grants to help reduce the cost of attendance.

Liberatory Story and Play is a weekend residential program to equip community leaders, youth, and support workers with unique tools for exploring and addressing issues of marginalized identity, community mental health, and collective struggle in a diverse and complex world.


Avery Alder

Avery AlderAvery Alder is a queer game designer hailing from the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh. Her work includes games like Monsterhearts, The Quiet Year, The Deep Forest, Dream Askew, Ribbon Drive, and a host of smaller, scrappier projects. She designs games that tug at the heartstrings, challenging the ways we look at relationships and community. Her other life projects are raising young goblins and providing low-barrier therapy. Click here for Avery’s website

Rena Kulczycki

Rena KulczyckiRena Kulczycki, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator,(pronouns: they/them) is an activist & facilitator bent on building inclusive communities that celebrate diversity. Described as an inclusive, engaging and eloquent facilitator, they believe our most transformational experiences are those shared in environments of mutual support and respect, where our limits can be challenged and our ideas collaboratively cultivated. To that end, Rena applies their wit and skill to foster spaces where people may be authentic and vulnerable striving toward stronger and more honest communities of trust and support.

Tatamagouche Centre

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Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
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