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Tuesday March 26, 2013
My faith in strangers

I was at home with my two babies today (my 19-month old girl and 6-month old boy), on my own, which always seems like a masterful feat. As I walked in my neighborhood of St. Clair West with them, I realized how much I depend on the kindness of strangers to help me with my…

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Monday March 25, 2013
Rather than leaning in, try pushing back

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer have all ignited a discussion of what it is to be a high-powered – and high-profile – woman in the workplace. The former two women have done so purposefully, Slaughter, as the author of a much read article in The Atlantic about how women, no matter how hard they…

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Wednesday March 13, 2013
How to engage youth…

There is no secret formula for engaging youth but there are some key points to keep in mind: Communicate.  Outline the big issue, the goals of your projects, who it will affect, ask them for ideas, involve them with planning, give feedback often. Empowerment.  Give youth a specific task and they will run with it. Collaboration.  (Marries with…

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Monday April 26, 2010
Generation Y Believes in Change

Generation Y strongly believes in change (both the idea of change and the concept that they are makers of change).  Having grown up in classroom settings where they have been invited into conversation, welcomed to help in decision making, applauded for flagging fault in process today’s youth know that their thoughts and opinions are valued…

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Wednesday March 31, 2010
Youth Delegates to G8/G20 Summit

Global Vision is recruiting Canadian youth ages 16 to 24 to particpate as Youth Delegates in 17 cities across Canada to learn more about the issues in the G8 and G20 Summits.  Participants will learn about the summit process, work in teams to discuss summit issues and learn more about Canada’s role as G8 President.…

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Thursday March 25, 2010
Youth = global awareness

Much of the media around Earth Hour is on how one person can make a difference to global awareness surrounding climate change. How can YOU make a difference? • Be an eco-activist in your home, school, community • Create awareness of climate change through conversation, artwork, photography, volunteerism and action There are ways in which…

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Are you interested in engaging youth? Visit my website: www.michelledagnino.com for resources and seminar information on how to connect with youth.


As a social entrepreneur, author, speaker and consultant, Michelle works with individuals and organizations across the country and internationally to educate, inspire change and create educational and outreach programs that support the community.


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