The Kanata Sittsville chapter of SYC was established in Spring 2023. Their vision for the Sustainable Youth Canada branch in Kanata/Stittsville is to reduce the amount of waste produced through construction and development and bring a more holistic perspective to planning suburban neighborhoods. They believe that looking at embodied carbon in construction waste, the dynamics between land management as well as biodiversity and looking at the full life-cycle of waste is important for a socioecological transtion of society.
This chapter aims to leverage this SYC chapter to:
Establish a platform for youth voices.
Lead local initiatives in Kanata Sittsville to create awareness for energy management and environmental sustainability.
Co-operate with local organizations to bridge the gap between partner organizations seeking help and volunteers seeking opportunities to get involved with sustainability.
We are always looking for new members to volunteer with us, so if you are interested in getting involved, please apply here. We look forward to having you join us!
Director: Maryam Jama
Passionately dedicated to community engagement, intersectional perspectives, and sustainability, Maryam Jama is a multifaceted individual with a mission to effect positive change. Advocating for social change, she founded the We Are Silent activism club and the Muslim Student Association, fostering safe spaces and dialogue. Her literary talent shone through winning the Young Writers of Canada competition, addressing racial disparities. She had spoken at the Black History Month Boys + Girls Club Youth Forum, participated in global tech challenges, and earned the Civics Unplugged Climate Innovators Fellowship. Maryam's engagement extends to clubs like Women in STEM, martial arts, and the United Nations, showcasing a holistic commitment to inclusivity. With a diverse portfolio of volunteer work, including participation in the Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition, Maryam understands the transformative power of collective action. Maryam will be heading SYC's Kanata Sittsville chapter.
Currently, this chapter is recruiting new members. Please reach out to KanataStittsville@sustainableyouthcanada.com to apply for a position on Maryam's team.