Justice in a Changing Climate

Middle YearsHigh School 2014/15 School Year

What is climate change? How will our lives be different in the future? How will climate change alter quality of life around the world? What can we do to take action for a more sustainable future? The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is proud to host four Generating Momentum for Our World conferences throughout Manitoba in 2014 and 2015. To register please email youth@mcic.ca.

Conference Dates

  • Winnipeg
    Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 2015
  • Steinbach
    Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 2015
  • Minnedosa
    Wednesday, Mar. 4th, 2015
  • High School Mentors Conference: Winnipeg
    Friday, Nov. 28th, 2014

What You Need to Know - Students will explore the concepts of climate change and social justice. They will investigate how climate change is altering the lives of people around the world, why this is a social justice issue, and what they can do to help ensure a healthy and sustainable future for people around the world. - Schools are invited to send six students and one teacher to participate in the conference. The cost is $15 per students (free for teachers), which includes lunch and snacks. - The conference consists of an opening plenary, followed by three circuit sessions, a creative workshop, and a closing plenary.- The conferences begin at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm - Conferences often fill up well before the registration deadline, so be sure to register early to secure a spot!

Circuit Sessions Sessions are 40 minutes in length. Students attend with their teachers.

Planning and Promoting This circuit will help transform ideas into action! Students will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas and learn about the nuts and bolts of planning an activity or event, and raising awareness.

Public Speaking Students are empowered to be confident, relaxed and engaging public speakers. This circuit will teach them to get their messages across effectively so they can spread the word about important global issues.

Leaders for Change In this session, students will explore how climate change is threatening human rights. They will learn about what they can do to mitigate climate change, and will hear examples from empowering projects and youth leaders around the world.

**Creative Workshop Choices ** The workshops are an opportunity for students to work outside of their school groups and explore a creative medium of their choice. They can rank their choice of workshop in order of preference on the registration form. A teachers workshop is held concurrent to these workshops.

Video Making a short video is a great way to get your message out to the public. As part of this workshop, students learn the basics of camera operation, storyboarding and how to set up a shot.

Silk Screening For those who like to make a fashion statement, this workshop will go through the basics of how to create an original T-shirt design. Students will learn about the silk screening process and how to design images with a message.

Theatre This workshop will explore theatre techniques as a way of getting the message out. Students will play theatrical games and learn how to build scenes through improvisation.

Digital Photography Students will learn to take documentary- style photographs as part of this workshop. Composition is explained as the students play with light, movement and content. 

MCIC Fair Trade Manitoba Government of Manitoba Global Affairs Canada

This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)