Carleton University recognizes the positive impact of sport and wellness programs on and off campus. For this reason, students from the Sprott School of Business & Varsity Athletics are collaborating with Indigenous communities from Masset, British Columbia, Mayo, Yukon, and Longido, Tanzania on several student led sport and wellness projects. These experiential learning projects are offered through a 4th year course in the Sprott Business School, BUSI4117 Creative Thinking. With your support the Courts for Change Program provides students the opportunity to work with local partners on creative projects that support health, sport, and wellness in our partner communities.

The Background

Our projects address a variety of identified needs within the communities in Mayo, Yukon, Masset, Haida Gwaii, and in Longido, Tanzania. Our projects are focuses on the importance of cultural education and enhancing opportunities available within the our partner communities.

The projects we will be working on include: a community maker space, sport and culture sharing events, food sustainability, and a youth run radio station! All of the projects are designed to allow Carleton students to work with community leaders and youth to co-create throughout their course.

The Rollout

Your donation supports our students to connect and work together with their project partners in Mayo, YukonMasset, British Columbia, and Longido, Tanzania. Carleton students will work hands-on with local youth, meeting virtually throughout their year and travelling to test and develop products and services in the communities they will be implemented. Your support will make this highly experiential learning possible and support for skills development, knowledge sharing, and cultural exchange.

The Impact

At the community level, the Courts for Change projects encourage Indigenous youth to:

  • Participate in sport and wellness programs that are important in their community
  • Develop critical thinking, creativity, and co-design skills through their project work
  • Develop practical skills in entrepreneurship, business, and virtual teamwork

For Carleton Students, the Courts for Change Project will:

  • Increase their skills in social entrepreneurship, creative thinking, working in geographically and culturally distributed teams
  • Develop critical thinking, creativity, and co-design skills through their project work
  • Allow them to establish long-lasting relationships with community members

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