LCOY Canada 2022 is 100% virtual conference on October 22 to allow everyone the chance to attend without obstacles.
LCOY Canada is inviting youth (ages 15-35) and youth organizations to come together for the first time to discuss climate change in Canada and plan together what we can do about it.
LCOYs are designed to allow youth of a country to contribute to the work being done at the highest level of the United Nations. All LCOYs write an Output policy document demanding global decision makers at COP to take action on climate change.
Sometimes conferences have a tendency to not amount toward any specific action afterward. We are designing LCOY Canada 2022 to be better than that, so every youth that attends finds something they can start doing tomorrow for climate action.
The focus of LCOY Canada is to engage Canadian youth (ages 15 - 35) and youth organizations about climate change in Canada. Not even everyone speaking or presenting at LCOY Canada 2022 is a youth, because the focus of LCOY Canada is truly youth engagement, learning, and climate action. Being a youth or not ,is less relevant when it comes to engaging youth for a more sustainable and just Canadian future. If you aren't a youth, you are still welcome to attend and support the participation, learning, and climate action of Canadian youth at LCOY Canada 2022.
In seeking cooperation for Canada's future, we need to listen where everyone is coming from: Some people are scared, some are excited for the future, and some are skeptical. Without listening we cannot learn or understand each other, much less cooperate together.
We often get stuck in a routine. LCOY Canada is the chance to see what others are doing across the country. Even when we think we are doing the same thing as others, everyone does it a little differently, and that is a chance to learn and improve our own work.
Coming together for the first Canadian LCOY is exciting but will also show us not everyone follows our exact viewpoint. We need to cooperate to be successful and that takes understanding.
Many incredible youth organizations and leaders in climate change are coming to LCOY Canada. This is your chance to have a conversation with them. Questions also help everyone learn and go deeper into their work.
Ideas happen when people work together. Did a speaker's message spark an idea for you? Share it with them! You never know the impact you can make by offering your unique viewpoint.
Do you have something to say about climate change in Canada? Are you doing climate action work? Do you do professional or research work in climate change? Share it at LCOY Canada 2022! Learn how to submit
Do you like having something to do? You can assist the Organizing Team take notes on the events you attend. Every viewpoint is important and we want to make sure to include it. Download Template
Some presentations have audience participation planned. Get involved in presentations by sharing your ideas or answering poll questions during events.
No matter what you choose to do from this list, you are helping to contribute to the success of LCOY Canada 2022 and how Canadian youth voices are heard at COY and COP27 later this year.
The conference schedule includes these event formats:
We are inviting Canadian youth (ages 15 - 35) to present during the conference. The presentation is flexible to what you want to talk about: Do you want to show how climate change has impacted you? Climate action work you have done? Share your research or professional work? Or speak on a climate change topic you are passionate about? Awesome! Bring it to LCOY Canada!
See the Submit webpage to get started. (Applications due 5 Oct 23:59 PDT)
After every few Individual Youth Presentations the floor will be open for attendees to ask questions or share their thoughts.
Since March 2022 the Organizing Team has been virtually meeting with youth organizations from across Canada to get their support for LCOY Canada 2022. Some organizations have agreed to host an event to share some of the work they do or help build our skills in climate action.
We have invited prominent speakers doing innovative and inspirational work in the world of climate change. By hearing their journey and learning about the work they have accomplished, we can begin to get ideas for our own climate action work.
Some youth organizations are bringing skill-building workshops to help us in our climate action work - no matter if we have started yet or not.
Visual films, moderated debates, and maybe other formats will appear at LCOY Canada 2022. Check the conference schedule for final information.
LCOYs are about having a conversation from different youths' and youth organizations' voices across Canada. Our October 22nd schedule is packed with a diverse selection of speakers.
An Output Document is required by YOUNGO and LCOY Earth (the organizers of LCOYs around the world) for LCOY in a given year to publish after their conference. Based on what happens at the LCOY, the conference organizers detail demands the youth of their country make to their decision makers in terms of climate action. Each LCOY submits their Output Document to COY to be included in the Global Youth Position Statement for the year. This Global Youth Statement is presented during COP during Youth & Public Empowerment Day.
Of course! You will be able to read it 2 weeks after LCOY Canada 2022 finishes. Once we publish it you will be able to find it here:
LCOY Canada is a space to empower youth to take action on climate change and sustainability. Youth will be able to share knowledge, build awareness for climate change, grow skills for climate action, and connect with youth nationally.
Utilizing the network connections youth and youth organizations have, the LCOY Canada 2022 Output Document will be presented and advocated for within the various levels and branches of Canadian government.
The LCOY Canada 2022 Output Document will join the output documents from other LCOYs this year to be a part of COY's Global Youth Position Statement. This statement will be presented at COP27 during Youth & Public Empowerment Day. Learn More about LCOY Canada Output Document