Youth Leadership Team (YLT)

In the summer of 2010, the WW 2011 Youth Leadership Team was created to provide input on the inclusion of young women's voices and experiences within WW 2011. Representing a range of networks, Canadian geographies, and expertise, this team is working to promote WW 2011 to youth in Canada and around the world and mobilize their participation in addition to advising WW 2011 on the meaningful inclusion of young women’s perspectives, research, and leadership.

YLT Members (so far!):

Manjeet Birk – Vancouver-based anti-oppression activist and educator, former executive director of Antidote: Multiracial and Indigenous Girls and Women’s Network

Karine Myrgianie – Active within the rebElles movement, staffer at Girls Action Foundation in Montreal, president of the Mouvement provincial Génies en herbe/Pantologie

Sarah Ryan – Labour rights activist and organizer, former communications staffer at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, graduate student in Communications in Ottawa

Erin Konsmo – Metis feminist from Alberta now pursuing graduate studies in Toronto in Women’s Human Rights and Environmental Studies, member of WW 2011's Aboriginal Women's Leadership Circle

Shelley Melanson – national deputy chair of the Canadian Federation of Students

Check back here for updates on YLT efforts and initiatives.

To get in touch with the YLT, email