IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Training: Stories

IMPACT! – It’s about doing more good

The article "IMPACT! – It’s about doing more good," is written by Alyssa Kostello, alumni of the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training program, and is adapted from her blog originally published on


Back in May I was at the IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership where I spent four days with 175 other youth from across Canada. You may be wondering “What is this conference you speak of and what’s it all about?”

Take in a Little PATCH of This World

NOW! Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of Patch, written and directed by Alyssa Kostello, an alumni of the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training Program (a collaborative project of The Natural Step Canada and The Co-operators), and recipient of 2 grants from The Co-operators IMPACT! Fund.

Inspired by the real life Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the effects it’s having on the albatross, Patch is a physical fantasy play that explores themes of isolation and waste. It runs in Vancouver on August 15-17 and in Victoria on August 22-31 (details below).

Turning Ideas into Actions: Introducing the 2013 IMPACT! Fund Recipients

Did you know that anyone who has attended an IMPACT! event is eligible to apply for funding from The Co-operators Foundation IMPACT! Fund?

The Co-operators Foundation IMPACT! Fund is a resource available to students who have attended one of the IMPACT! conferences or one of the regional IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training sessions to support youth sustainability projects in local communities across Canada. To date, the Fund has disbursed over $323,860 to 56 unique projects.


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