Massive Movement Pivot 2020

Pivot 2020 is a deep urban exploration and information gathering project led by 1,200 young people in 27 cities across Canada. This network will collect data through surveying youth, interviewing community members, and collecting benchmark information on the issues that matter to them most. Through the project, the Pivot team will learn more about city-building and develop future employment skills, while connecting to a network of other young people invested in similar ideas. The findings will populate an open and accessible database grounded in priorities and opportunities determined by youth that can be used by planners, organizations, governments and more to make our cities bigger, brighter and better for all post-COVID.

This program is led by Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Youthful Cities and the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, and funded by the Government of Canada.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE PIVOT 2020 OFFICIAL WEBSITE AT:
pivot2020.ca/

Pivot 2020

Youth charting Canada’s urban future

A national project that employs 1200 Canadian youth for the Summer of 2020 to create a national-scale data and information resource that helps organizations in all sectors jump-start their post-pandemic recovery. All this developed and collected by youth from 27 cities across Canada. In the process, youth gain critical experience and skills in virtual work, and communities receive a decision-making platform to prioritize pandemic recovery efforts with a full understanding of the next-generation workforce. Pivot 2020 creates a pan-Canadian experience for a national cohort of youth who will directly support Canada’s recovery.

1200 virtual jobs for youth to help Canadian cities jump-start their post-COVID19 recovery.

The COVID-19 pandemic will be the defining event for Generation Z.

As of March, youth unemployment (which is usually double the unemployment rate as the rest of the population) has reached 20% — and will likely go much higher. Add to that the increases in the cost of living and education, as well as the unknown months of isolation ahead, and well, it’s a grim, toxic mess.

Seven million Canadian youth are ready to take action and invest in a different kind of future. They want this. They can do this. So many previous generations of youth have proved it. Canada’s youth can prepare this country for what’s coming next.

Their formative experience from the COVID-19 Crisis will be filled with gains that outweigh the losses. They possess the energy, passion, and vision to rebuild Canada, post-pandemic.

We need a way to pivot from isolation, grief, and fear to Dynamism. Invention. Hope.

Canada needs projects that comply with physical distancing requirements. Youth need projects they can do in the safety of their homes. The 27 major cities and capitals that make up this country need data to plan their COVID-19 recovery. A jolt of youthful energy into COVID-19 recovery will create better places to live, work, and play across the country.

Pivot2020 is the answer to the Prime Minister’s call.

Schedule

Orient Yourself

Get Oriented to Pivot 2020. Let’s make sure you know the basics and that your tech is working. Get introduced to your team and your job for the summer. Start learning the skills and the content that you will need to get the job done and help Canadian cities recover from the pandemic in the process.

The Voice of Youth – Launching the Youthful Cities Survey

Get Oriented to Pivot 2020. Let’s make sure you know the basics and that your tech is working. Get introduced to your team and your job for the summer. Start learning the skills and the content that you will need to get the job done and help Canadian cities recover from the pandemic in the process.

Powerful Voice and Powerful Stories

Get Oriented to Pivot 2020. Let’s make sure you know the basics and that your tech is working. Get introduced to your team and your job for the summer. Start learning the skills and the content that you will need to get the job done and help Canadian cities recover from the pandemic in the process.

Sharing Stories

Get Oriented to Pivot 2020. Let’s make sure you know the basics and that your tech is working. Get introduced to your team and your job for the summer. Start learning the skills and the content that you will need to get the job done and help Canadian cities recover from the pandemic in the process.

Building a National Urban Index in a Week

Get Oriented to Pivot 2020. Let’s make sure you know the basics and that your tech is working. Get introduced to your team and your job for the summer. Start learning the skills and the content that you will need to get the job done and help Canadian cities recover from the pandemic in the process.

The Art of Checking Your Work and Comparing Cities

Get Oriented to Pivot 2020. Let’s make sure you know the basics and that your tech is working. Get introduced to your team and your job for the summer. Start learning the skills and the content that you will need to get the job done and help Canadian cities recover from the pandemic in the process.