We invite ALL youth leaders from across Canada for an upcoming free virtual masterclass series!  

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, youth with and without a disability have continued to lead the way in promoting an inclusive Canada. Join other youth from across Canada for two masterclass sessions on adapting to change!  


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About the EVENT

In these masterclass sessions, you will:   

  • Explore strategies for maintaining mental wellness, resilience and growth while adapting to the ‘new normal’.   

  • Exchange ‘silver lining’ stories of how the challenges of the pandemic presented opportunities to demonstrate strength, resilience and leadership.  


this is a Free event 

Session One

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

5:00pm-6:30 pm EST

Transitioning into the Unknown: Strategies for Wellness During Uncertain Times

Session Two

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

5:00pm-6:30 pm EST 

Adaptation: Resilience, Silver Linings, and Growth


Speakers 2021

Masterclass Youth Advisory Panel 

The Masterclass Youth Advisory Panel is a group of likeminded, passionate, and dynamic youth leaders across Canada, who are the MASTERMINDS behind the ideas of this year’s masterclass! The youth leaders are organising this masterclass series to ensure that all youth leaders feel empowered to adapt to change and learn more about strategies for wellness, resilience and growth. The Masterclass Youth Advisory Panel is made up of members of Re:Action4Inclusion’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Youth Musician Commission. 

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 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.

Anto Chan

Anto Chan is a spoken word performance artist, writer, facilitator, speaker, producer, and caregiver. He is passionate about mentoring the next generation of artists to overcome personal obstacles, leading to sharing their stories authentically. His life’s work is to create and support meaningful art centred around the journey of growth, self-love and healing intergenerational trauma.