Trent Hills Young Leadership Network

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge has made it possible for youth across Canada to step into leadership roles within their communties through a partnership with Community Foundations of Canada.

The Trent Hills Young Leadership Network was formed through a RBC funded grant, and Heidi Schaeffer, principal with Advancing Change Together (ACT) Consulting, was contracted to facilitate the engagement and co-design of the Vital Conversations initiative. Recently the project changed direction due to COVID-19. The Young Leadership Network launched the What's Up? 18 to 29 Community Experience Survey that allowed young adults within the community of Trent Hills to have their voices heard. 

Over 70 young adults from Trent Hills answered the survey. Respondents were asked to answer multiple questons, but one question regarding the impact of COVID-19 on their personal lives was of particular interest and concern. These posters capture some of the survey results.

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As a result of the survey, these free online events were organized for Winter 2020/21:

  • Seasonal Baking 
  • Paint Night 
  • Weekly Fitness 


Trent Hills Young Leadership Network 

Pictured above: Back row - Kira Mees, Nick St. Jean, Justin Battman (Project Coordinator), Tess Brown and Soren Christianson. Front row - Kirsten Ingram, Katherine Nicholas and Sadie Mees.

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is supported by the the RBC Foundation and the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation.