Weekly News - Jan. 10, 2021

Weekly News - Jan. 10, 2021
Posted on 01/10/2022

Hey Spartans,

Here’s your news update for the week to come!


Coming Up This Week


Monday Jan 10

Tuesday - 11

Wednesday - 12

Thursday - 13

Friday - 14


✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾Black Student Union Google Meet Code: BLACKSTUDENTUNION


Guidance Appointments


Link for students to book a virtual appointment with Student Services (guidance counsellors):



Youth Futures


Youth Futures, founded in 2008, provides equitable opportunities for youth facing marginalization and facilitates Advanced Leadership training, employment skills development, coordinates certifications needed for employment, and offers unique access to post-secondary orientation opportunities. The program, now in its 13th year, has seen nearly 1,200 youth graduate and has provided preparation for post-secondary education and ongoing employment through a 6-week paid employment placement. 


The program: http://youth-futures.com/program/ 


The recruitment process for the Youth Futures program 2022 has commenced!  Please note our online application closes on January 16th. Register here.


Youth Futures Info Session


Youth Futures is a program that can help you develop skills, learn about colleges and universities and even connect you with a job.  


If you want to hear more about it, please join us for a presentation from Ayane Bouh, Program Coordinator on Wednesday, January 12th, from 11:30-12:30 using the link below.  We will also offer application support following the presentation for anyone who requires it. 


Visit youth-futures.ca or see the posters below for more information and to apply. Applications close on January 16th (Sunday)


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Click here to join the meeting  https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OGE0YmJkYmMtYmZiOS00ODgyLWJjOGQtM2NlYTRiZmY3Yzhj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22dfcc033d-df87-4c6e-a1b8-8eaa73f1b72e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d0dda84b-3edd-4f43-a055-9228dfd6e6d5%22%7d


Scamming Prevention Webinar


Wednesday Jan. 12th, 4pm



RBC Next Great Innovator Hackathon


We are very pleased to announce that the RBC Next Great Innovator is back for another year! This is a one-day hackathon for women, non-binary, trans or agender (womxn) individuals to grow tech skills and compete to win amazing cash prizes! Whether you are new to tech or a bit more experienced, this is a safe space for you to explore technology and develop your skills for future hackathons! 


What: A FREE one-day hackathon for women, non-binary, trans or agender (womxn) students to develop technical skills

Who: Womxn in grades 8 - 12 (no prior experience needed!)

When: Saturday, February 12, 10am-5pm EST

Where: 100% virtual, students need a device/Wi-Fi access and must reside in Canada

Apply here: https://bit.ly/3dbpZkb

Rolling acceptances until January 31st


For more information, please refer to the FAQ sheet attached or reach out to us at freetechprograms@rbc.com


Shannen's Dream Scholarship 


Nomination Closing Date January 31st.


The Shannen’s Dream Scholarship is named in honour of Shannen Koostachin, a courageous young leader from Attawapiskat First Nation who sparked a national movement for safe and comfy schools for First Nations students. 


For further information: https://fncaringsociety.com/shannens-dream-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR2OS2kcYjG7HpfuGRfplrRoOKvIKc3yl3NCWXH47H1AB3uG_v-iFjpSCQc


Have a great week Spartans!

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