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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

What to expect from TBLB?  

- An opportunity to discuss the subjects that matter to you 
- Local excursions to celebrate local Canadian history and female trailblazers in our community 
- guest speakers chosen based on the group's interests 
- Planning and executing a community action day of your choice 
- Snacks, fun, and lots more!
- At our monthly meetings we have discussed: gender-based violence, event management, self- care, privilege, what it means to be an active bystander, and bulling


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 
We brought in local politician Matt Richter to talk about the different roles and responsibilities of the government, how voting works, and why politics are important. We explored issues within elections that are important to us as young people, and the many ways we can get involved. 

Watercolour Journaling
Gayle Depsey held a relaxing watercolour journaling workshop for TBLB at her studio in Port Carling. It provided learning opportunities on how to get more out of journaling, and creative outlets.

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