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Change Your World is BACK again!

We are thrilled to announce the return of CHANGE YOUR WORLD on-campus at York University on December 6, 2023.

The goal of the Change Your World conference is to inspire youth in Ontario to be the next generation of environmentally active citizens. We welcome high school students and their teachers to this dynamic one-day conference that brings together youth and community organizations from across Ontario to discuss, collaborate and learn how to make sustainable and equitable change in our world.

Call for Workshop Proposals

We are seeking community partners to join us at CYW 2023! All partners will provide two hands-on, interactive, skill building workshop sessions during the event that will train youth on how to make positive change towards a just and sustainable future. There is no cost for partners to attend and lunch is included.

Any questions? Email Lily at


Calling all Ontario High Schools! Book for your school now to attend CYW 2023. Space is limited and on a first come basis.


Please note: No more than 60 students per school will be accepted this year to provide access to more schools. Cost per student is $10, teachers are FREE. Any questions? Email Lily at


York University, Keele Campus
Opening Ceremonies
York University, Keele Campus
10:45am to 11am
York University, Keele Campus
11am to Noon
Workshop #1
York University, Keele Campus
Noon to 1pm
York University, Keele Campus
1pm to 2pm
Workshop #2
York University, Keele Campus
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Closing Ceremonies
York University, Keele Campus

2023 Keynote Speaker

We will be announcing our 2023 Keynote Speakers and Community Partners very soon!

Past 2022 Keynote Speakers and Community Partners included:

Jamilla Mohamud (MES ’20) 

Associate, Urban Strategies Inc. 

Jamilla Mohamud is an urban planner, researcher and writer with experience working on a range of issues including affordable housing, health equity and gendered rights to the city. As a consultant planner with Urban Strategies, Jamilla is focusing on large-scale redevelopment projects and campus master planning. She holds a Master of Environmental Studies in Planning from York University, a Bachelor of Science from Toronto Metropolitan University and is the recipient of the 2022 Canadian Institute of Planners’ (CIP) Young Planner Award. 

Jason Robinson (BA ’17, MES ’19)

Policy Intern @ Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Jason Robinson (BA ’17, MES ’19) is an environmental and social advocate and researcher. Beyond Jason’s current role, he is also a policy specialist for the Community Climate Council, and co-founder/research and data lead for Gradient Spaces. As a data analyst, he is responsible for researching various socio-economic issues affecting rural Ontario residents. As the policy specialist, Jason works to develop and execute strategies to increase environmental awareness and climate literacy in the Peel Region. As a co-founder of Gradient Spaces, a space for BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ people passionate about making tech more equitable, he works on collecting data to address the issues racialized and queer people face in the tech ecosystem. With a passion for sustainability metrics and issues impacting marginalized communities, Jason has led workshops and seminars on the interconnection of human, economic and environmental systems among various demographics. He is the 2021 North American Association for Environmental Education’s 30 under 30.

Aliya Din (BES ‘20)

Parks Program Officer, City of Toronto

Aliya Din is a Parks Program Officer with the City of Toronto in the Urban Forestry department. In her current role, Aliya is working towards enhancing the natural areas of Toronto's Urban Forest through tree planting, community stewardship, and environmental education. Her passion for making positive change lies in environmental conservation, forestry management and ecology.


The conference would not be possible without the support of many community partners. This year’s student workshops are provided by:


We have developed a professional development day for teachers attending the conference that centers on bringing environmental education into your classrooms. All teachers will participate in the following session during both workshop periods on our conference agenda:

Action Projects to Change the World

Students and youth are at the forefront of climate and sustainability action. How can you lead your own hands-on Action Project to make your school, your community, or your world a more sustainable place?

Our Action Project Planning workshop will show you what an Action Project looks like and help you consider your interests and skills, your sphere of influence, and the root causes of the issue so you can take on the best Action Project ever! Then you can apply for up to $500 in funding from LSF to make your plans a reality.



Lily Piccone

Conference Coordinator, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change