In 2010, SCIC and RPIRG began a conversation about exploring collaborative programming for young movers and shakers in Saskatchewan. Together the groups strategized about working together to educate, train, and organize a movement of young leaders working for social and environmental justice in Saskatchewan.
Generating Momentum: Activist Leadership Training Camp was the result.
This community-driven retreat is a chance for experienced activists and organizers to share knowledge with a diverse range of participants working on a variety of issues and campaigns across the province. Over the years, workshops, panel discussions, issue, and skill-building sessions have varied based on demand and feedback from our participants, and have ranged from globalization to food sovereignty, anti-oppression, citizenship, sexual health, organized labor, Treaties, and more. Much of the camp is also spent learning skills and tactics participants can use in the real world.
We aim to create safe, inclusive, challenging, self-reflective, dynamic, interactive, and creative spaces within which all participants can gain an understanding of ways to fight all forms of oppression. At the end of the camp, year after year, we are inspired by the group of passionate, young Saskatchewanians who leave to go out and make their worlds a better place.
“Building networks of positive change takes practical skills and relationships with other people committed to local and global justice. How do I find that? you ask? Well, #GenMoSask is a great start.”2018 Participant
“Generating Momentum truly changed my life. Camp is a fun, exciting, challenging, and empowering journey. I recommend it to anyone concerned with social, global, and/or environmental justice!”2016 Participant