Past Events


Youth Leading the World ~ Youth Leading Canada

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

A group of 7 youth, 2 adults and one facilitator participated in a 2 day Congress and Facilitator training in Nelson BC. It was a powerful meetings of heart, minds and activities. The group has an action plan and will meet regularly to continue enacting it.

Youth Leading Canada 

established 2019

We believe our decisions and actions

create the future of our home, planet earth.

We are creating a Kootenay based eco-footprint to help bring perspective of your impact on earth.

Before we can heal the earth, we must get past the stage of denial and into the stage of acceptance of where we are right now.

lets change our behaviour

so we can change our future


Kootenay Collaboration Network

2018 Networking Dinner

Members of KCN gathered to share food, updates and ask each other for ideas and support. Our event offered a questionnaire for attendee’s to engage with (thanks to Steering Committee Alon Gelcer for the design) before the event to support powerful and brief presentation and calls for support.

Here is the tool we used:



BC Culture Days

International Development Week

Castlegar Refugee Project Intercultural Festival

Selkirk College Presents an International Talent Showcase

Youth and 17 SDG’s

tending the fire

YOUth LEADing the World Congress

International Day of Peace

Flicks in the Sticks

Young Women’s Peace Retreat  Aug 10 -13

Women are making peace in our communities in many ways.

Join us to build confidence in peace making skills and explore how women can be agents of change in our lives, community and world.

Make friends, plan peacemaking events, relax and express yourself in a beautiful natural environment.

Thursday to Sunday, Aug  10 – 13

Camping together in the beautiful Kootenays of BC, Canada, near Nelson

Sliding scale $30.00 – $150.00

For more info and to register

email: facebook:The PeaceMaking Collective

Register here:

Sponsored by: WKGAN, Voices of Women, Nelson Women’s Centre, Ubuntu Learning KSLL



WKGAN is planning to show films at Lakeside Park in the Rotary Shelter in August. Dates, times and films to be announced!


Youth LEADing the World Congress

YLTW Congress set for Oct 6 to 8th in Nelson BC!

WKGAN organized a YOUth LEADing the World Facilitator Training in February 2016, and 9 Youth aged 12 to 22 joined 6 adults for 3 intensive days of connection, exploration, looking at some tough facts and creating the vision of the world we want.  It was intense, difficult, opening, challenging, and enlightening.

The goal of the YLTW Facilitation Training was to lead the youth through all of the phases of a YOUth LEADing the World Congress so that they are ready to lead and facilitate youth in participating in the following activities, conversations, brain storms and planning:

-Wake up call – understanding your eco-footprint and up-to-date science on the state of the planet.

-Digging deeper – strategic questioning and deep listening

-Daydreaming with purpose – creative visioning for a fair and sustainable future.

-Bold Brainstorming – throwing away SMART goals and reaching for VIBRANT goals

-Serious fun – playing games with meaning

-Creating Action Plans

-Hosting a Community Forum to present Action Plans and ask for help.

We are inviting youth aged 12 to 21 to participate in the Congress in Nelson BC, location TBA. The Congress will begin Friday Oct 6 late afternoon, run all day Saturday, and end with the Community Forum Sunday Oct 8 afternoon. There are up to 30 spaces for youth participants.

For more information email

Networking Dinners

October 19, 2017 & February 8, 2018 – Celebrating what network people are doing, sharing and connecting the synergy!