March 29th and 30th, 2019









About the Summit

Are you a young adult in a leadership role? Want to learn how to enhance your leadership skills and increase opportunities to make a real impact? Are you looking for a way to use your lived experience to inform thoughtful conversations about inclusion and diversity? Do you want to meet a provincial network of young people who are investing in the future of their communities?

Then you need to join us at the Re:Action4Inclusion Leadership Summit!


registration fees

Early Bird Special February 11th to 28th!!
Buy 5 youth registrations get one youth registration FREE!
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Adult Allies

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8:30-9:30 AM
• Group leadership activities
• KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tamer Soliman
• Debrief Sessions
• Community inclusion interactive
think tank activity
• Leadership training
• Semi-formal gala dinner
Domanique Grant
• Awards ceremony
PLUS social activities hosted
all evening!


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8:30 AM
• Youth workshop: “Learning
From A Mentor” presented by
Brittany Manu
• NEW adult ally workshop: “R4I’s
Toolkit For Community Builders!”
• Six-part interactive workshops
• Summit closing

Speakers 2019

River Christie-White

 River Christie-White is a sixteen-year-old First Nations male from Oneida Nation of The Thames who is on the Autism spectrum. River raises awareness of Autism and Autism services, as well as inclusion, anti-bullying and suicide awareness across Canada and the USA through the healing First Nations art of hoop dancing. River has been dancing all of his life, and was nonverbal until the age of seven. At the age of twelve, he began using his dance form to raise awareness of ASD and inclusion amongst communities. You can follow River on his journey on Facebook via his group “Hooping For Hope”

Tamer soliman

Before producing, writing and directing health documentaries, Tamer built his career as a holistic nutritionist, personal trainer, and
public speaker. While Tamer enjoys working with his loyal client base, he also utilizes media as a way to reach large audiences with
messages that positively impact their health and wellbeing. When not working on a film project, Tamer often makes radio and television appearances and creates content for his fun, yet informative newsletters that reach subscribers across North America and the Caribbean. Get to know more about Tamer at

Domanique Grant

While most children were playing with boxes, Domanique Grant had to learn how to break down the very boxes that society placed her in before she had a choice.Labelledd with a learning disability before the age of 8 and told that she would never succeed beyond high school, it was Domanique’s exploration through music and storytelling that helped her develop an underlying belief that your adversities become the foundation for your story and your power. Called merely inspirational to sit next to by the Toronto Star, today Domanique Grant is a singer/ songwriter, TEDx talk speaker and an award-winning entrepreneur who has gone on to receive a Bachelor of Honours Double Major. Domanique’s EP album PLAYHOUSE comes out in 2018.

Joel Hilchey

Joel Hilchey wants to change how people think about success, because too many people spend their time doing stuff they
don’t really care about. He studied environmental engineering, teaches sustainability at McMaster University writes about leadership, and is often remembered as the speaker at conferences who juggles mousetraps. Mostly though, he tries to be a good dad, husband, and friend, so he only really works part-time. Joel has two books – one that’s illustrated, and another one about becoming fearlessly creative. He founded a youth engagement initiative called The Beanstalk Project, is chair of the board of the world-renowned Hamilton Children’s Choir, and sang for 10 years in (arguably) Canada’s best barbershop quartet. He recently started taking circus classes, and he also
loves to travel, cook, do yoga, and taste exotic foods, but that stuff is just for fun.

Brittany manu

Since 2008, Brittany Exmiranda Manu has devoted her passion and creativity to smashing barriers. As an advocate, who is creative, she uses spoken word, poetry and hip hop skills to entertainingly tell stories, inspire, and educate communities on inclusion, youth empowerment and personal development. Being a young woman raised in Ghana, West Africa, Brittany understands the importance of diversity in all its forms. As an original member of the Reaction4Inclusion Movement, she has helped youth and young adults find their voice and value over the last decade. To date, she has received two grant awards from the Canadian Council of the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council to continue her community engagement efforts through the arts.

Workshops 2019

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

Workshop 5

Workshop 6

Here’s My Book

Join siblings Michael and Kaila Jacques to learn about a project they worked on together. Michael is a passionate public speaker who advocates for real inclusion. Kaila is a graphic designer who focuses on social justice work. Together, using their strengths, they wrote and designed a book titled: Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book. Learn about their process, insights and journey. Then engage in some workshop activities exploring and sharing YOUR strengths and interests with others.

Community Building: Unpacking The Meaning Of Community

Being a leader and challenging the status quo can take a lot of time and effort. Inclusion is a way of life and together we can overcome any barriers. Attend this workshop and learn about ways that change agents can practice positive self-care. As leaders who are good to one another, we can build a community of self-compassion.

Leadership: Youth Take Charge

Do you want to learn how to initiate change in your school and/or community? Learn about a regional movement, Fusion4Inclusion that has established ongoing momentum in the Haldimand, Norfolk and Six Nation communities. This workshop includes: how to set goals, steps to achieve the goal, tools and techniques, the importance of community allies and how to effectively reach out to others and stay motivated. You will leave feeling motivated by their personal experiences and passion for inclusion. 

Youth Engagement: R4I Toolkit for Community Builders

Re:Action4Inclusion is a youth-led movement that has over 50 000 ambassadors all over the country! In celebration of 10 years of youth leadership, we’ve designed a toolkit for youth and their allies to share what’s been learned. The tool can be used to help you build a team, think through your ideas, manage difficult conversations and turn your ideas into action.  You won’t want to miss the chance to learn more about this new tool and the opportunities to get 1-1 support as a leader.

Social Justice: Mind The Gap

Brittany is an entertainer, writer and advocate for inclusion and a long-time ambassador of the R4I movement. As one of the founding advisors, she’s got over 10 years of experience on how to amplify your voice and have your ideas heard. Join Brittany, as she uses the art of spoken word poetry to empower your voice in a creative way. She will also share with you more about how you can get involved in a global conversation about inclusion.

Moving Ideas Forward

A chance to meet and interact with Joel Hilchey, one of our keynote speakers. He will lead participants through a workshop that will grow your ideas and walk you through steps that will turn them into meaningful actions. Through this interactive prototyping session, you’ll have the chance to go home with a solid plan to make an impact!

Masters of Ceremonies

Parker Ducharme 

Hello! My name is Parker and I am currently in my 2nd year at Ryerson University in Toronto. I like to keep myself quite busy, whether it’s being VP of Events on the Ryerson Residence Council, Assistant Stage Managing Ryerson Musical Theatre Company’s Production of Disney’s Newsies, or being the president of the LIRCU Course Union, I am always on the go. I have been involved with R4I since 2016 when I co-led a community change project! I am super excited to be able to help out with the movement!

Jesse Mercier

Hi, my name is Jesse and I am from the town of Bancroft. I have been involved with our town’s Self-Advocates/Ambassadors committee for almost two years. The main focus of our work is to discuss and raise awareness about the need for inclusion of all people living in rural communities. I have been involved with R4I since 2015, and have sat on R4I’s Youth Advisory Council beginning in 2018. I enjoy speaking and making friends with new people. What makes this movement unique is that everyone gets to learn new things from the leaders and speakers we meet each year so that we can use what we have learned to make a change in communities all over Ontario. I believe this work is so important because it allows us to come together and not only to help bring new ideas to our communities but also to enjoy getting to know and celebrate one other. My vision for Ontario is to show everyone that we can make a difference to help make Ontario communities stronger and help young people bring ideas to their communities. I am looking forward to this year’s event and to celebrate 10 years of youth leadership!

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