THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, June 6, 2019 – Youth Fusion celebrated it’s second year in the NW region of Ontario, in partnership with Confederation College, Lakehead District School Board (LDSB), and the Matawa Learning Centre (MLC) on college campus with an afternoon demonstration and community barbeque. Acting Mayor Kristin Oliver and Confederation College President Kathleen Lynch welcomed the crowd of local youth, parents, and industry partners in support of Youth Fusion’s impact.

In 2018-2019 the job-creating youth charity provided programming for approximately 280 Northwestern Ontario students ranging in age from 10 to 18 years old, from 6 schools with the LDSB and the MLC. Students, post-secondary partners, and local professional industry came together in a celebration of their finished work in Youth Fusion’s experiential learning projects aimed at developing employment readiness and 21st century global competencies, including Cinematography, Environmental Design, and Video Game Design. This event is a regional celebration, in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay and Confederation College, supported locally by DST Engineering, 99.9 The Bay, Gore Motors, Tbaytel, Dawson Heights Medical Centre and Health e(fx). The charity is also provincially supported by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Royal Bank of Canada, Price Waterhouse Cooper, the Azrieli Foundation, Landscape Ontario, and many more.

Fast Facts
  • Youth Fusion operates in 25 schools, province wide, ranging from grades 1 to 12
  • Youth Fusion was listed as one of the top 100 Canadian charities by Macleans in 2018 and 2019
  • Youth Fusion is nationally celebrating their tenth year working and partnering with Indigenous communities across Québec and Ontario
  • Follow the company on Instagram/Twitter @fusion_jeunesse
About Youth Fusion

Youth Fusion is a bilingual, job-creating charity that contributes to school perseverance, employability and civic engagement of targeted youth by developing innovative experiential learning projects that create ongoing links between school systems and the community. Every week, we work with over 13,000 young people in over 200 schools in rural, urban and Indigenous communities, including 4700 youth in 23 Inuit and First Nations communities.

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Contact Information
Vivian Lee
Director of Operations and Programming of Ontario Youth Fusion/Fusion Jeunesse
Vlee@youthfusion.org 
416-209-9438

On the photo:
Left to right: Melissa Hardy-Giles of ORIGIN, Scotia Biloski and Vivian Lee of Youth Fusion, President Kathleen Lynch of Confederation College, Acting Mayor Kristen Oliver of the City of Thunder Bay