Backbone Staff

Meet the movers and shakers behind Future North’s work

Raphaelle Falardeau

Community Engagement Coordinator

Nicole Minialoff

Program Manager

Jelise Keating

Youth Engagement Co-ordinator Intern

Youth Expert Panel

The Youth Expert Panel is made up of 5 to 10 youth between the ages of 15-30 who bring to light the challenges that youth face in the District of Sudbury and Manitoulin.

Youth Expert Panel

The Youth Expert Panel is made up of 5 to 10 youth between the ages of 15-30 who bring to light the challenges that youth face in the District of Sudbury and Manitoulin.

Meet the Expert Panel:

We asked the partners on our youth expert panel to describe themselves and why they think it is important to engage youth in the community.

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Youth

Asma Bilgasem

Asma Bilgasem

Youth

Megan Simpson

Sarah Delorme

Youth

Megan Simpson

Sophie Delorme

Youth

Isabella Izumi

Nadia Hamada

Youth

Isabella Izumi

Isabella Izumi

Youth

Megan Simpson

Ahmed Kabudaan

Youth

Autumn Lewis

Autumn Lewis

Youth

Isabella Izumi

Kaiya Nyazebe

Youth

Megan Simpson

Megan Simpson

Youth

Aminat Lawal

Youth Intern

Kerry Yang

Youth Intern

The purpose of the Youth Expert Panel is to:

  • Identify innovative approaches to helping youth navigate transitions from youth to adulthood.
  • Provide constructive feedback and insight on proposals and how they reflect the needs of youth.
  • Provide strategic advice on program designs, implementation strategies and program evaluations.
  • Design and implement advocacy projects that highlight the importance of youth engagement and the challenges youth face in the community.

Interested in being a part of this initiative and lending your voice for future youth plans?

Get Involved

Leadership table

The District of Sudbury and Manitoulin Future North Leadership Table brings together community leaders across all sectors. These leaders are committed to the project outcomes, and use a collective approach to improve the outcomes for youth in and around the City of Sudbury.

The Leadership Table is guided by Terms of Reference which state the Responsibilities, Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles of the Table.

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Vision

An enduring community commitment to achieving meaningful educational outcomes, inclusive and innovative employment opportunities, and better life outcomes for youth.

Mission

To inspire educators and employers to create responsive educational, vocational and employment opportunities for youth that are shaped by the voices and lived experiences of young people, and therefore consistent with their needs.

Guiding Principles
  1. Diversity. There are differences between people, and within cultures, within organizations, and within communities. Through diversity and inclusiveness, we are stronger.
  2. Youth Engagement and Empowerment. When given the opportunity, youth can be active and skilled contributors to their own wellness.
  3. Leadership. The capacity to translate vision into reality.
  4. Collaboration. Alone we do so little; together we can do so much.
  5. Kindness. Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.
Our Commitment

To work side by side with young people in the community, to understand their experiences, and to work to influence change, so together we can improve available resources and create opportunities in our community.

Who is the Future North Leadership Table?

We asked our Leadership Table to describe why they are involved with Future North and to share a barrier that they faced as a youth, to employment and education.

Samantha Baker

Samantha Baker

N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre: Apatisiwin Employment and Training Coordinator

Darryl Walker

Chantal Carré

Collège Boréal: Director of Employment Services

Roberto DiMeglio

Rob Dimeglio

Independent Living: Executive Director

Mark Fraser

Mark Fraser

Compass: Director of Clinical and Client Services

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Karen Luoma

Summit Human Services: Executive Director

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Kary-Ann McConnell

YMCA: Program Manager, Youth Employment Services

Sherri Moroso

Sherri Moroso

City of Greater Sudbury | Community Initiatives and Engagement Coordinator

Luc Rodrigue

Luc Rodrigue

Children’s Aid Society: Service Supervisor (Co-Chairperson)

Darryl Walker

Darryl Walker

N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre: Wasa Nabin Coordinator

Mary Liz Warwick

Mary-Liz Warwick

Cambrian College: Student Success and Transition Navigator

Find out more about the four pillars of our work by downloading our “Plan on a Page”

Are you interested in learning more about how you can engage youth within your own organization or business? Download our Youth Engagement Strategy here and connect with our Community Engagement Coordinator for support.

Find out more about the four pillars of our work by downloading our “Plan on a Page”

Are you interested in learning more about how you can engage youth within your own organization or business? Download our Youth Engagement Strategy here and connect with our Community Engagement Coordinator for support.

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Working together to develop a collective impact, system-wide solution by youth for youth

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