Are you 14-24 and living in Wood Buffalo? Make your voice heard! Join #youthvoiceswb today!

Youthvoiceswb is a social media campaign that champions youth voice in Wood Buffalo. The campaign will highlight your ideas for a better community!


Youthvoiceswb runs Sept 29-Oct 27, 2017. It’s part of the Youth Voices Rising action research project with the ResiliencebyDesign Research Innovation Lab at Royal Roads University.



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What do I do?


1. Think about: “What would you do to make your community better?”


2. Answer through art, photos, video, song, poetry, theatre, dance… or take a photo of yourself holding the answer… Get creative!


3. UPLOAD YOUR MEDIA now by clicking the button on this page. We’ll post your media during the campaign with your first name or anonymously (your choice!). Or, starting Sept 29, tag your media to #youthvoiceswb on Facebook and Instagram.


4. Stay engaged in conversation, and add your comments to #youthvoiceswb throughout the campaign Sept 29-Oct 27.

Why Sept 29-Oct 27, 2017?


The campaign runs during the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo general elections so local decision-makers can hear what you have to say. #youthvoiceswb wants you to have a stronger voice and role in policy decisions that impact you!

What you need to know


By posting to #youthvoiceswb on Facebook, Instagram and/or YouTube, you agree to allow the RbD Lab and the Youth Voices Rising project to publicly make use of your posted photo, video, text and comments as research data. In doing so, you release the RbD Lab and Royal Roads University from all claims, demands and liabilities whatsoever in connection with the above. If you decide after posting you do not want to be part of the research, it is no problem. Email the RbD Lab at during the campaign to let us know.


For us to post your media, you will need to own the copyright for any music, video and/or images included in the media; and have permission from any participants in the media to be posted on the internet. Also, please note that posting stories on social media exposes you to a certain amount of risk as our social media accounts are public so stories can be freely shared, open for all to see and may remain available online for a long time.

We’re here for you!


Because the campaign connects to the Wood Buffalo wildfire recovery efforts, it may stir up some emotions about the fire and how it affects you or your family or friends. If that happens, know that it is normal. Also know that you may want to talk with someone about what you are feeling. That could be a friend or family member or your school counselor—or you may want to reach out to someone else. You can access confidential help through the Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line toll free at 1-877-303-2642 or the Some Other Solutions Crisis Hotline at 780-743-4357.