Join the Youth Movement
Engage youth in the work of PWRDF, and listen to our Youth Council podcast
Welcome to the justgeneration
Across Canada, hundreds of young people volunteer to promote and support the work of PWRDF in their churches and communities through the justgeneration youth movement. This is a network of youth that supports and promotes the work of PWRDF by engaging more young people in Canada.
Young people have the power create positive social change and our goal is to to develop opportunities for you to engage with issues of justice – both nationally and internationally – in ways that resonate with your identity as a Christian.
Contact your Diocesan Representative or your Youth Council Representative to get support for promoting PWRDF in your community or church, in whatever way your creativity leads you! Whether your goal is to raise money or awareness, we want to hear what you’re up to and help out in any way we can.
For more information please contact our Youth Engagement Coordinator Su McLeod.
Introducing Social Justice inFocus
This first edition of Social Justice inFocus centres on Climate Action and Climate Justice and is designed for 12- to 17-year-olds who are interested in climate justice, development, education and theology. This resource has been designed to provide individuals or groups of young people with a jumping-off point into the realm of sustainable development and eco-theology.
Through this resource, youth will learn about the intersection between social justice and faith, and how that can guide us into action. With the encouraged involvement of local experts, guest writers and members of the PWRDF Youth Council, this carefully constructed resource provides an opportunity for youth to explore Climate Justice in-depth and learn how to take action in their community and across the country.
Given the realities of our world today, climate justice is something we as a youth council believe is one of the most vital to address as we move into the future. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) as a focal point, Social Justice inFocus strives to inspire young Anglicans to bring action-based change to their own communities, amplify their voices, and empower them to work towards a more healthy, just and peaceful world for all.
Youth Council Openings
The PWRDF Youth Council has two openings. If you are between 16 and 30 and live in the Ecclesiastical province of Canada or are interested in working in promotions, and are passionate about social action and social justice check out the application form and apply today!
Check out our new podcast!
a just generation aims to connect listeners to the stories and lives of people who are making a world of difference. Rooted in the power of story to inspire and transform, a just generation is a series of short conversations with allies, educators and people who are challenging norms to bring about equity and justice. Click here to listen.
Members from across the country are appointed and elected through the structures of the Anglican Church, as well as by our ecumenical partners in Canada. The Youth Council:
- is a forum for significant dialogue and engagement by and for youth with the wider PWRDF organization.
- is advisory to staff for strategic direction, priority setting and implementation.
- will participate in developing and sustaining the justgeneration.ca network of Anglican youth throughout Canada to support and promote PWRDF.
- will represent the values, ethics, policies, vision and mission of PWRDF and justgeneration.ca within the youth constituency of The Anglican Church of Canada.
The Youth Council also has a representative on the PWRDF Board of Directors.
Statement of Purpose
- We are youth challenged by our faith, values, and beliefs to create positive transformation in ourselves and in the global community.
- We value the power of youth and grassroots development in building relationships both locally and globally.
- We will share the stories of our partners to inspire youth to be leaders, educators and advocates for living justice.
Created May 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Youth Council Members
Board Observer to the youth council
Mike MacKenzie, Diocese of Nova Scotia/PEI
Member at Large
Jessica Steele, Diocese of New Westminster
Member at large
Clare Urquhart, Diocese of New Westminster
Ecclesiastical Province of B.C./Yukon Representative
Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land Representative
Darrah Smith, Diocese of Niagara
Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario Representative
Ecclesiastical Province of Canada Representative – Vacant
Chair of Promotions – Vacant
Robyn Sulkko, Diocese of Ottawa
Development Team Liaison
Charlotte Lilley, Diocese of Huron
Duncan Chalmers, Diocese of British Columbia
Chair of Social Justic In Focus (SJiF)