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July 2011
Making a Difference: How to Save the World
GPI Youth Leadership Training Camp
Micou's Island, St. Margaret's Bay
July 17-18 | Ages 14-19 | Cost: $15

Activities include:
Leadership · Theatre · Workshop with the Canadian Red Cross on Global Issues · Medicine Walk with Laurie Lacey, famed Mi’kmaq Elder · Camping· Swimming · Island Stewardship · Making Art · Having Fun

Lead facilitator: Sunyata Choyce
Sunyata is a founding member of GPI Youth, recipient of the Young Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Red Cross, and Executive Director of the organization she founded, Project Colors. She works closely with community members in South Africa to provide basic nutrition and school supplies to children in South Africa and the Dominican Republic. Please see

If required, rides to the camp can be arranged.

Contact Gwen Colman:
(902) 489-7007

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For past news and information, please see here.

Ongoing Project

Stories of Amazing Resilience:
Youth Leaders for Community Wellbeing Program

GPI Atlantic Youth is excited to announce a new research and leadership program for young people interested in understanding, exploring and fostering community wellbeing called Stories of Amazing Resilience (SOAR): Youth Leaders for Community Wellbeing. Through workshops, study visits, training sessions, conferences, and participatory learning experiences, the GPI Youth Leaders for Community Wellbeing program offers youth the chance to develop the skills needed to investigate the resilience and wellbeing of their own and other’s communities, and then put their research skills into action. This program engages youth to participate in youth-adult partnerships in researching the problems that youth face as well as the strengths of youth in promoting positive community development, as opposed to the more common approach of youth being accessed and assessed by a party further removed from their specific concerns. The Youth Leaders for Community Wellbeing program intends to build youth capacity and youth-led community wellbeing initiatives through the following components:

  • research training programs;
  • community engagement opportunities focused on local wisdom, storytelling and intergenerational components;
  • opportunities for participatory action-research
  • internships and international exchanges

Covenant and Principles for Honouring Children

A Covenant for Honouring Children produced by Raffi and the Troubador Foundation, is consonant with the GPIAtlantic vision of measuring sustainable development to leave a secure legacy for our children and for future generations.

Funded by the International Development Research Centre


Towards Global Transformation
The Third International Conference on Gross National Happiness
Nongkhai / Bangkok, Thailand November 2007


ReThinking Development
The Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness Antigonish, June, 2005Conference Proceedings
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