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Think Big Look Back

Think Big, Look Back, Start Small is a youth advisory council for individuals, aged 14-29 that promotes lifelong civic engagement. We are always looking for new participants! For more information, email project coordinator Krishma Goraya: kgoraya@ywcamuskoka.com or call 705-645-9827

 Think Big,
Look Back,
Start Small

Grow your leadership skills, connect with other young adults in the community, and have some fun!

What to expect from TBLB?  

- An opportunity to discuss the stuff that matter to you 
- Local excursions to celebrate local history and female trailblazers in our community 
- Guest lectures from unique speakers chosen by the group
- Snacks, fun, and lots more!

Past discussion topics include: gender-based violence, event management, self- care, privilege, what it means to be an active bystander, and bullying


Importance of Community Engagement
We brought in guest speaker Michelle Emson to talk about community engagement. through this we learned how to take on a leadership role, why community engagement is important, and how young people can make their voices heard.

Know Before You Vote 
Local politician, Matt Richter, talked to us about the different roles and responsibilities of the government, how voting works, and why politics are important - especially to young adults. We explored issues within elections that are important to us as young people, and the many ways we can get involved in our community.

Watercolour Journaling
Gayle Dempsey held a relaxing watercolour journaling workshop for us at her studio in Port Carling. It provided learning opportunities on how to get more out of journaling as a creative outlet.

Community Involvement 

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
As part of our advocacy efforts we have created posters for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event geared towards violence prevention in our community. 





440 Ecclestone Dr.
Bracebridge, ON