May 21, 2020


2:30 pm ET

 — 4:00 pm ET



This session will be provided in both English and French, simultaneously. Participants will be able to pose questions in the language they are most comfortable.

In our change work, our focus is often on the world around us. But there is a growing recognition that inner work (personal, reflective work around our perceptions, narratives, biases and emotions) is critical to being able to step fully into social change spaces in a way that is energizing and supportive for ourselves and others. In a time when we are physically distant from each other, how can we hold space for inner work in a way that is grounding and generative, supporting us as we navigate these uncharted waters? 

In this session, through the RBC Future Launch Youth Powering Community online learning initiative, you’ll learn more about the importance of inner work to social change work, with an emphasis on reflective practices in times of uncertainty. Over the course of the session, session hosts will share some tools and reflective practices that you can return to when you need them.

Guests for this session include: 

Hailey McCullough – Head of Adult Services at the Grand Prairie Public Library and youth project lead on Project Full Stop: Ending Period Poverty, an RBC Future Launch Community Challenge project. 

Ashleigh Weeden – a rural futurist, community builder and Sessional Lecturer, Researcher & PhD Candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph.