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Youth Engagement Forum 2015

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC)

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Youth Engagement Forum 2015

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Type End
Tweens (11-14 yrs) Ended Free  
Teens (14-18 yrs) Ended Free  
Entrepreneur Challenge (16-18 yrs) Ended Free  
Youth (19-23 yrs) Ended Free  
Young Adult (23-29 yrs) Ended Free  
Adult Allies & Young at Heart (30+yrs) Ended Free  

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Youth Engagement Forum 2015

Make Your Community Move, Make the World Move

Tuesday March 10, 2015

The Machine Shop at Mill Square 

75 Huron Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON


With a focus on youth aged 15-29, this event will focus on engaging youth and adult allies in building the change that youth want to see in the Sault and area and that youth identified at the Youth Engagement Forum 2014 -


Sponsors & In-kind Supporters


With sponsorship from Province of Ontario, Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, and Employment Solutions and much in-kind support from several agencies, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre in conjunction with Vive Consulting are providing this exceptional event to celebrate and build youth-related infrastructure, supports and activities in the Sault and Area.  Partners include youth members, the Mayor’s Office Mill Square, Vive Inc., Algoma District School Board, Huron Superior Catholic Disctrict School Board, Sault College, Social Enterprise Evolution – NORDIK, Algoma University, Sault Community Career Centre, Awesome Youth from Youth Social Infrastructure, Indian Friendship Centre, Strive Young Professionals, Algoma Youth Engagement Network – Algoma Public Health, Thinking Rock Community Arts, Imagine Design, 8:56, Crank Sound, and Start-Up Sault.  Other organizations are welcome to contribute!


8:30 a.m. Registration opens 

9:00 a.m. Networking activities

9:15 a.m. Event Welcome from Mayor Christian Provenzano 


9:30 a.m. Keynote

Inspirational Opening on the Power of Youth, David Jones, Turtle Concepts


10:15 a.m. Break (visit vendor booths)


10:15 a.m. Entrepreneurship Challenge - youth interested in participating in this simulation can attend this segment of the forum.


10:30 a.m. Community Champion Presentations


10:45 a.m. Open Space 

Youth will be engaged in fun explorative activities to identify the great things they want to see in SSM and we will work together to start building them.

12:15 p.m.         Lunch and Refreshments Provided                      

12:45 p.m.         World Café Continues           

1:15 p.m.           Reports Back - Youth Topics 

2:30 p.m.           Break (secondary students catch buses)                      

2:45 p.m.           Reports Back - Youth Supports Topics Areas (i.e., Adult Allies) and Entrepreneurship Challenge

3:15 p.m.           Close and Celebrate (Next Steps)

3:30 p.m.           End

Have questions about Youth Engagement Forum 2015? Contact Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC)

When & Where

The Machine Shop
75 Huron St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5P4

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC)

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) was established in 1999 to function as a catalyst for economic development and diversification in the information technology and knowledge based sectors. SSMIC is focused on four core areas; operating a business incubator to encourage the establishment and growth of business start ups; providing support services to the SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) technology and science community; supporting the establishment and enhancement of advanced research projects in the region and undertaking strategic market development projects such as the highly successful GIS project. SSMIC operates an award-winning GIS department that has been recognized internationally for its unique community information utility model and advanced work in the health and human services sector.

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