Climate Action Cohort

Year two of the Climate Action Cohort is here and we want you to meet the team! Though it's shaping up a little differently than expected, our 2020 Cohort has launched with a webinar series and we are thrilled to be working with such a passionate and determined group of alumni. Our 2019 Cohort is still around and has been collaborating in program delivery and mentoring the new cohort!


What is the Climate Action Cohort? 

The Climate Action Cohort (CAC)  aims to support the development of youth climate leaders by bridging the gaps between policy, community action and youth engagement through collaborative and experiential learning at local and global levels. The CAC is a collaboration between SOI and Youth Climate Lab (YCL), made possible thanks to the support of the Lawson Foundation.

Using a cohort-based learning model, the CAC annually brings together 10 SOI alumni between the ages of 18 and 25 from across Canada. While participating in the two year program, cohort members join team retreats, implement community action projects, attend The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP), and mentor the incoming cohort.

Through these experiences, CAC participants learn about climate change policy, issues and projects; develop leadership and project management skills; and are empowered and supported in the design and implementation of community action projects. More than just a group of youth, CAC participants become a community of active leaders and learners as well as a support system for each other throughout the program.

Screenshot of 2020 CAC during webinar series

Learn more about the CAC by reading blogs from our 2019 & 2020 Cohort members! 

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Meet the 2020 Climate Action Cohort!