Feb 19

This episode is a conversation with theatre artist, mask maker, and arts-facilitator Carmen Lee about their project Settle Elsewhere. Carmen is one half of the artistic team running Theatre du Poulet, a theatre company and non-profit organization based in Halifax, with a specialization in puppetry, mask performance and physical theatre. In the conversation, Carmen and Wolfgang speak about immigrating to Canada, creating provocative art, the role of artists in social justice, and ways to navigate the challenges of funding theatre projects. To learn more about Theatre du Poulet visit https://www.theatredupoulet.com/1582033695711blob.jpg

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Feb 12

On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore talks with RudeGang Entertainment. Rudegang Entertainment is an Indigenous Hip Hop & Multimedia group based in the Greater Vancouver Area, B.C. In the conversation RudeGang members discuss music, advocacy, inspiring young people, and resisting colonialism.

Be Sure to check out Their new single Tides on Soundcloud

Follow Rudegang Entertainment on Instagram @RudegangEnt and be sure to check out #RisingYouth and the grants we provide at www.risingyouth.ca

Let’s Raise Awareness together! 

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Feb 05

On this week’s episode of the #RisingYouth Podcast, Jade Roberts Host of Still Here Still healing sits down with Mackenzie talking about her contribution to the Red Dress Project. Mackenzie our Alumni was inspired by the work Jamie Black, the Red Dress project is a response to the more than 1000 indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered in Canada. Symbolizing the indigenous women who are stolen from their families, an arrangement of red dresses are displayed in a public place. Mackenzie brought the project to her hometown of Fort McMurray to help raise awareness and educate other youth.

 

For more information regarding to help turn a passion into action visit: https://www.risingyouth.ca/

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Jan 29

This episode, a collaboration between CYC Podcast and #Rising Youth, a program of Taking It Global, is a conversation with Justine Yu. Justine talks about the magazine and community building project called Living Hyphen. Living Hyphen began as a journal that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians – that is, individuals who call Canada home but who have roots in faraway places.

To learn more about the Living Hyphen please see https://livinghyphen.ca/ or visit their blog at https://medium.com/living-hyphen. And to find out how to signup for your own grant go to https://www.risingyouth.ca/ 

For our french listeners please check out this link!

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Jan 22

In this episode recorded in Montreal, Amira and Eva sit down with three #RisingYouth alumni to discuss ways to transform your passion into action. Nadia discusses her art project in a high school bathroom, Steeve talks about his Community Brunch, and Harry elaborates on his Youth Magazine. The intention with this series, produced in partnership with CYC Podcast and TakingITGlobal, is to give the floor to young leaders.

English Transcript here

Dans cet épisode enregistré à Montréal, Amira et Eva s'entretiennent avec trois anciens participants du programme #JeunesEnAction et discute de façons de transformer votre passion en action. Nadia nous parle du projet artistique qu'elle va réaliser dans les toilettes d'une école secondaire, Harry nous partage les détails de la conception de son magazine jeunesse tandis que Steeve nous donne l'eau à la bouffe avec son projet de brunches communautaires. L’intention derrière cette série, produite en partenariat avec CYC Podcast et TakingItGlobal, est de laisser la parole aux jeunes porteurs de changements positifs au sein de leur communauté.

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Jan 08

On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore and Christopher continue the conversation they started from the previous episode. This episode main focus was on advocacy. Both Salvatore and Christopher share what they have learned in the field and some challenges to advocacy. Let's Raise Awareness Together! 

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Dec 25
This conversation with Michael Furdyk and Jennifer Corriero introduces an exciting new pilot partnership between CYC Podcast and #Rising Youth (https://www.risingyouth.ca/) a project of Taking it Global (https://www.tigweb.org/). Jennifer and Michael introduce #Rising Youth TakingItGlobal, speak about some of the projects they support, and why we are doing this collaboration. We also talk about the politics of language when creating podcasts in a multi-lingual country. 
 
Starting in January, CYC Podcast will start doing a French language podcast each month, we will also be doing bilingual podcasts, and will be working towards providing transcripts of the podcasts in at least two languages. By February we will increase our schedule to deliver a podcast every Wednesday, hosted by a variety of people. Salvatore will continue on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and Wolfgang will still be on the last Wednesday. We will be adding new hosts on the 1st, 3rd (and when there are 5 Wednesday’s, the 4th) Wednesday of each month.
 
We are excited about these changes and look forward to developing new, diverse, and engaging conversations in the coming months.

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Dec 11

On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore talks with Christopher Cottle. Christopher talks very candidly about his lived experience in the care system. The conversation starts off with Christopher stating some of the challenges within the care system and then turns to the importance of young people having a mentor in and out of care. Christopher and Salvatore then start to discuss their experience in working with young people. This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. Let's Raise Awareness Together! 

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Nov 27

This is part 2 of the conversation begun in October, 2019. Melanie Doucet and Harrison Pratt discuss the Photovoice research project titled Relationships Matter for Youth “Aging Out” of Care (https://www.yumpu.com/document/view/59918518/relationships-matter-e-book). Melanie and Harrison are both researchers with direct experience living in the child welfare system. In this episode, they discuss the place of arts in research, the Photovoice process, and analyzing images for themes.

To learn more about the project please visit:

Relationships Matter Project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lmPDZ360ow&t=40s

·         Relationships Matter Photo E-Book: https://www.yumpu.com/document/view/59918518/relationships-matter-e-book

·         Relationships Matter Executive Summary + Research report (child welfare policy & practice oriented), published via the BC Representative for Children and Youth: https://rcybc.ca/reports-and-publications/reports/relationships-matter-youth-aging-out-care

 ·         Megaphone Magazine cover story and article, January 2019, What do YOUth think? Research project that aims to improve B.C.'s foster care system goes straight to the source.

·         Tyee article, December 13, 2018, Want to fix foster care? Ask kids who have been through the system

·         Tyee article, December 15, 2017, Creating Connections Through Photography

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Nov 13

On this episode of your right to speak Salvatore talks with Deirdre Carroll on the topic of mindfulness practice. Deirdre has 12 years of experience in the social work field and youth and women and is a registered Psychotherapist who has extensively travelled to India to learn yoga instruction and other alternative health practices. Deirdre and Salvatore start the conversation speaking to how the word mindfulness has become a buzzword. The conversation then turns to what is mindfulness practice and offers advice to people entering the field of social work who are facilitating mindfulness. Let’s Raise Awareness Together!

If you would like you and contact Deirdre through Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531936134000846&ref=content_filter

Or Instagram at deeserendipity44

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Oct 30

Melanie Doucet and Harrison Pratt discuss the Photovoice research project titled Relationships Matter for Youth “Aging Out” of Care (https://www.yumpu.com/document/view/59918518/relationships-matter-e-book). Melanie and Harrison are both researchers with direct experience living in the child welfare system. In this episode, part 1 of a two-part conversation, we talk about the genesis and intention behind the project, aspects of the 12 findings from the research, and their thought on the meaning of care.

To learn more about the project please visit:

Relationships Matter Project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lmPDZ360ow&t=40s

·         Relationships Matter Photo E-Book: https://www.yumpu.com/document/view/59918518/relationships-matter-e-book

·         Relationships Matter Executive Summary + Research report (child welfare policy & practice oriented), published via the BC Representative for Children and Youth: https://rcybc.ca/reports-and-publications/reports/relationships-matter-youth-aging-out-care

 ·         Megaphone Magazine cover story and article, January 2019, What do YOUth think? Research project that aims to improve B.C.'s foster care system goes straight to the source.

·         Tyee article, December 13, 2018, Want to fix foster care? Ask kids who have been through the system

·         Tyee article, December 15, 2017, Creating Connections Through Photograph

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Oct 09

On this episode of Your Right To Speak Salvatore talks with Rima Dib who is the director of curriculum and education at Harmony At Work.  The topic of the conversation is shaming and moving to a place of education with regard to anti-oppression. Rima explains the importance of not shaming people and the benefit of it. She offers an example of what shaming looks like and what a place of education looks like. Let’s Raise Awareness Together!  

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Sep 25

 

In this conversation Dennis Long speaks about adolescent substance use, if substance use is of concern (and why), the impacts of changing cannabis laws, opiate overdoses, harm reduction, and how to support parents

Dennis Long is the Former President of the Ontario Federation of Community Addictions and Mental Health Programs, the past Executive Director, of Breakaway Substance Abuse Treatment Centre, and a current teacher, educator, and activist related to substance use.

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Sep 11

On today’s episodes of  A Right to Speak  Salvatore talks with returning guest Alyssa. Alyssa is current a masters student at Ryerson’s Child and Youth care program. Alyssa will be talking to us about some her research regarding her thesis which she is currently conducting. Alyssa will be explaining to us how youth in care need a better system put in place for their transitional periods. Thank you Alyssa and we hope to have you on the show once your thesis is complete.  

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Aug 28
This episode is a recording made at the 22nd South African National Association of Child and Youth Care & 4th CYC-Net world conference, which took place in Durban South Africa of June 2019. The presenter was Werner van der Westhuizen, from Port Elizabeth, South Africa 
 
The following is the conference abstract:
“During 2018 the presenter, a former director at a residential child care centre, was contacted by a number of the former residents via Facebook wishing to reconnect with each other. As discussions started regarding a possible reunion, the presenter was struck by how the perspectives of these young people have changed and evolved over the past couple of years and suggested to them having discussions about their views and experiences. Following an overwhelmingly positive response, a series of conversations were arranged where both these young people and former director “come full circle” as for the first time, they talk honestly about their relationships and experiences with each other years after they left the residential care centre. 
This presentation offers the highlights from these discussions as a process of mutual meaning-making unfolded between the former director and the young people. Some of the highlights of these discussions include their views on aspects of child and youth care work that affected them, such as de-institutionalisation, residential child care workers versus shift workers, the absence of male role models, structure and routines and values. As they reflect on their childhood while in residential care and how their experiences of independent living have evolved their perspectives on child residential care, many express a desire to “return to their home” and become involved in the care of children now in residential care. Now adults, they also considered how these experiences contributed to their own value systems and shaped the way they view both their past and the future, the society they wish to live in and how they want to shape society for future generations. 
The views and experiences of these young people offer additional insights and possible practice implications for practitioners in the child and youth care field.”

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