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GenAction is an initiative of the Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project funded by The Government of Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund. GenAction is led by a strong Partnership Collective of leaders within the science centre sector including: Discovery Centre, the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) - representing over 45 science centres, museums, and information learning organizations across Canada - Science North, and The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre.

The objectives for the GenAction initiative, 2021-2025 are to:

  1. Raise awareness and improve understanding of climate change, engaging over 200,000 youth across Canada.
  2. Deliver outreach, camp, and school programs to K-12/ CEGEP youth in every province and territory including engagement with 57 Indigenous communities.     
  3. Build knowledge capacity to increase climate actions that advance Canada’s goal of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.
  4. Track at least 80% of all youths’ commitments to action using a web-based system.
  5. Develop locally relevant Science Spotlights by all participating CASC member organizations, enabling educators across the CASC network to integrate climate change awareness and learning into youth programming.
  6. Provide free access to Science Spotlight materials in English, French and, for programs delivered to Indigenous youth, the specific languages that are most culturally appropriate for the intended Indigenous audiences.
  7. Improve youth access to locally relevant, current peer reviewed research outcomes on climate science, climate resilience, and climate action.

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