Brock to host United Nations’ youth training day

Niagara youths will learn about sparking change in the world during a training day hosted at Brock by the United Nations.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals training event will invite youths aged 16 to 25 to campus Saturday, Nov. 11 to learn ways to address the root causes of poverty and increase awareness of local and global initiatives.

Led by special guest Christian Courtis, Human Rights Officer, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Pond Inlet.

Youth will receive practical training and develop a deeper understanding of sustainable development in the areas of health, economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protections.

The afternoon will include a panel discussion with:

  • Ana Sanchez, Brock University, Chair, Department of Health Sciences (Moderator)
  • Liette Vasseur, Brock University Biology Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability
  • Irene Podolak, Action Africa Help International and Brock University Health Sciences Adjunct Professor
  • James Reid, Director and Producer, Lillian Lincoln Foundation
  • Kathryn Baker-Reed, Skills for Change of Metro Toronto
  • Ben Brisbois, Healthier Cities and Communities Hub, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Tickets are $15 each.

Participants will receive a certificate of training from the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.

For more information or to RSVP, visit

Free parking will be available in Zone 1.

This event is hosted in partnership with Brock University’s Department of Health Sciences and the Brock student chapter of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research.

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