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Yes! We are pleased to announce that this year's Youth Action Gathering will be in Toronto! If you would like to get involved with workshop organizing or have any questions please contact Chloé at email@example.com
Want to Go to Toronto? Fundraising Tips !
Here are some tips to help raise some bills to help you get to Toronto!
? Ask your community for help – The CCR Youth Network has a general “ask” letter that you can use to approach your friends, families, coworkers, and community. Use the letter to ask for a reasonable amount for people to contribute.
? Look for sponsorship – Adapt the “ask” letter to approach local businesses and organizations asking them to sponsor your participation in this event. These amounts can be a little higher than what you asked your friends and families. Make sure you let them know that you are going to acknowledge their contribution somehow.
? Hold an event – Use your networks to have a party, a picnic, a concert, or some other inclusive and accessible event. Be reasonable about your expectations and be sure to plan well in advance. Be realistic about your goal and remember is always be an opportunity to raise visibility of your campaign! Please feel free to contact Youth Coordinator -Chloé Raxlen at firstname.lastname@example.org
? Have a “thon” – A walk-a-thon, dance-a-thon, or whatever a-thon you want... Plan this with other youth in your community that are planning to go to Edmonton. Ask people to sponsor you to dance for 12 hours, or walk across your city. People will be more likely to sponsor you if you show your commitment through some sort of endeavour. You may even be able to extend your “ask” beyond your immediate friends and families.
? Start an online campaign – Try Kickstart, or Indiegogo to build an online campaign to raise more money for your project. Make a video to present a strong case to encourage people to contribute. Share these through social media networks to reach as many people as possible. The more work you put into these campaigns, the better the outcome will be!
? Look for grants – If this is the route you’re going to take, you need to start as soon as possible. There are many foundations out there that fund youth groups to participate in these kinds of activities. The CCR Youth Network is available to help mentor you through the search and application processes.
The Canadian Council for Refugees Youth Network is a dynamic coalition of refugee and immigrant youth and allies from across Canada. Our members are active as volunteers, community organizers, activists, and youth settlement workers in local communities. We provide a space for addressing common personal and systemic barriers faced by newcomer youth across Canada. Although we use different forms of e-communication, the distance that separates us can sometimes be a challenge for building effective engagement and continuity. What we need now to carry our momentum forward is to meet face to face at the national level. This is what the CCR Youth Action Gathering is all about! Join the movement!
Get involved NOW in planning the CCR Youth Action Gathering!
Contact Chloe Raxlen- Youth Network Coordinator: email@example.com
Phone: 514-277-7223, x3
- Template letter to solicit donations locally. Adapt it according to your situation.
- Template letter to invite local groups and organisations to get involved.
- Short description of the Youth Action Gathering. Use it to reach out to potential partners and founders in your communities.
- A longer description of the Youth Action Gathering, with more details on goals.