YouthVoicesWB is a social media hub that champions youth voice in Wood Buffalo.  Follow and like YVWB today!

YouthVoicesWB started in 2017 as a youth-driven campaign and Creative Action Research process, run by the ResiliencebyDesign Lab at RRU through the Youth Voices Rising: Recovery and Resilience in Wood Buffalo project. In Sept-Nov, more than 400 youth age
14-24 answered the question “What would you do to make your community better?” They did so in song, poetry, dance, photography, podcasts and more (go to the sites to see their ideas!).


With the campaign over, we at the RbD Lab are now busy exploring what the youth have to say to connect it to disaster recovery and resilience. And we can’t wait to share our findings on YouthVoicesWB in its new role as a YOUTH SOCIAL MEDIA HUB that will continue through the awesome support of Some Other Solutions in Fort McMurray. SOS is a community leader in youth engagement; and we are excited to see how YouthVoicesWB will evolve and mobilize young people and adults championing youth concerns and ideas in Wood Buffalo!

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SOS is here for you!

If you ever need to reach out to talk with someone about what you are feeling on any topic, please do! 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 Some Other Solutions Crisis Hotline at 780-743-4357.