SaskNotes: Next Up Saskatchewan

New leadership program trains Saskatchewan’s next generation of change-makers
April 27, 2011
2.73 MB4 pages

A new leadership program for progressive young people is already making big waves in the  province. Next Up Saskatchewan offers leadership training to young people who are committed to social and environmental justice.

The program works from a broad definition of leadership to, in the words of participant and social worker Christina Charteris, “educate, inspire and engage people who believe that a better world is possible.” As part of a network of Next Up programs across Western Canada, it is the first of its kind in Saskatchewan. As this year’s program comes to a close, and planning for next year’s begins, current participants reflect on the impact of the program on their lives, and how they might integrate the skills and experiences they’ve garnered into their daily lives and future actions.