In TWO Locations This Year!

Re:Action4Inclusion is so excited to announce that it is hosting not one, but TWO summits this year! That means there are even more opportunities for youth and their allies to network and build momentum for change. We’re taking the movement on the road this year and are excited to meet you in Port Sydney and London, Ontario.

Click a location below for more details and to register!

Port Sydney, ONLondon, ON

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!


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Speakers 2019

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.

Michael Jacques

Michael is a young adult who lives and works in the Niagara Region of Ontario. He is a determined, compassionate and talented motivator who
has written his first book titled Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book. Michael’s quick humour and talent for storytelling make his speaking engagements unforgettable. Michael shares experiences from his personal and professional life on stage (and in his book) to help his audiences realize the power of belonging. Michael’s story demonstrates the empowerment that comes from being comfortable in your own skin (knowing your strengths and weaknesses), living a life YOU envision and the importance of giving back to your community. Michael sits on the board of Community Living Ontario and has been part of the Re:Action4Inclusion initiative for over 10 years.

Jordyn Zimmerman

Jordyn Zimmerman is a student at Ohio University, currently studying education policy with a minor in communication studies, as well as pursuing a certificate in law, justice, and culture. Having experienced special education programs while in school herself, Jordyn hopes to become a catalyst for change in education. Jordyn has been challenging the status quo in special education for many years. Because she has difficulty with verbal communication, the educational system as it was, didn’t realize her true potential. Technology helped open her world and in 2014, she began advocating for students through a series of national and global speaking engagements. Now, Jordyn is working towards her degree, however, this is just the beginning as she is passionate and determined to make a difference in this world.

youth hosts 2019

This year’s summits will be hosted by members of Re:Action4Inclusion’s Youth Advisory Committee. Check out who is leading the movement this year by clicking the button below. 


An Opportunity to Connect Provincially

A Leadership Summit for Youth

Hear From Youth Who Care About Social Justice

Become an Adult Ally and Empower Youth Voice