Resilience and social cap­i­tal : youth


Cit­i­zens play a cen­tral role in the resilience of a city. Where­as work on resilience devel­op­ment is often car­ried out with the work­ing-age pop­u­la­tion, kids and teenagers rep­re­sent an often-over­looked means of reach­ing the pop­u­la­tion (i.e. their par­ents and grand­par­ents), as well as cul­ti­vat­ing their own engage­ment as citizens.

This project aims to increase resilience and the aware­ness of the impact of cli­mate change among 14 to 17-year-olds at city (meso) scale. It will enhance a pilot-project ini­ti­at­ed by the City of Mon­tréal and the organ­i­sa­tion GUEPE. The Resilience Office of the City of Mon­tréal, the Com­mis­sion­er for Chil­dren of the City of Mon­tréal, the Mai­son de l’innovation sociale, GUEPE, and Envi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Cana­da (ECCC) are col­lab­o­rat­ing on this project. An intern will iden­ti­fy best prac­tices, qual­i­ta­tive­ly and quan­ti­ta­tive­ly mea­sure char­ac­ter­is­tics of the tar­get pop­u­la­tion using rec­og­nized indi­ca­tors, devel­op inter­ven­tions, imple­ment these inter­ven­tions and mea­sure their impact.