A History of Passion and Action
passion2action is a relatively new organization, but in just a few years, we have established ourselves as a local, grassroots non-profit committed to empowering Saskatchewan’s young leaders with the skills, resources, and opportunities they need to take action on their passions.
Regina Youth Leaders Summit
In August 2016, passion2action founder Jonah Toth organized a full-day conference for student leaders throughout the city. Nearly thirty young leaders participated in workshops focused on leadership development and tools for supporting social justice movements. The event demonstrated a need for more local, grassroots youth empowerment programming.
Canada Youth Policy Forum
As Canada recognized 150 years since confederation, passion2action engaged young people in discussions about their hopes and ideas for the future of our country. Touching upon everything from reconciliation and climate change to civic engagement and gender equality, passion2action engaged students in schools and hosted a forum for young people to have a voice in this important conversation.
Incorporated as a Non-Profit
passion2action Youth Empowerment was officially incorporated as a Saskatchewan non-profit organization on August 1, 2018. We are proud to be Saskatchewan non-profit #102052414 and serve the young leaders of our province.
First INSPIRE Event
After WE Day Saskatchewan was cancelled, passion2action stepped in to fill the void. passion2action INSPIRE 2018 brought 1800 students to the Conexus Arts Centre to hear inspiring stories from local leaders and enjoy performances from local talents. Zarqa Nawaz, Regan Hinchcliffe, Shanon Fayant, Terrance Littletent, and Brad Bellegarde were among those that took to the stage.
Second INSPIRE Event
Growing on its past success, passion2action INSPIRE 2020 welcomed nearly 4000 students from three school divisions to the Conexus Arts Centre, just one week before the closure of schools due to COVID-19. The event aimed to introduce students to new, local role models. Speakers and performers included Chief Cadmus Delorme, Kerry Benjoe, Sabah Sharif, and The Buffalo Boys.