Humanitarians in Training Awarded SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Funding!

By November 22, 2017Social Innovation

The SFU Student Social Innovation Seed Fund is a joint initiative of Embark Sustainability and RADIUS that supports radical change endeavours with social and environmental impact at their core. The Fund allocates sums ranging from $200-$1,500 to SFU undergraduate and graduate student social innovators.

One remarkable student initiative called Humanitarians in Training, an initiative of the Red Cross Student Movement (RCSM), was awarded funding in the first cycle of the 2017-2018 Seed Fund. Read about them in their own words below:

What is the Red Cross Student Movement, and what is Humanitarians in Training? 

The Red Cross Student Movement (RCSM) is an independent and student-led initiative that strives to support the Canadian Red Cross within the community. We are a coalition of students spanning Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and various high schools across the lower mainland. Our mission is to engage the public with humanitarian issues and improve the lives of vulnerable members in our community. Humanitarians in Training is a day-long conference aimed to engage, educate, and empower youth interested in humanitarian issues. By providing training, resources, and a peer network, our aim is to prepare motivated youth to make an impact both within and beyond the Greater Vancouver region. Following the Humanitarians in Training conference on November 18th, there will be follow up events planned where participants will have opportunities to network, form collaborations, brainstorm event ideas, and learn about effective club leadership and event planning.

Who is on your team? 

We are a team of motivated university students who come from a diverse variety of backgrounds. Each of us are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable members of our community through spreading awareness and taking initiative both locally and globally. Each team member brings valuable leadership and humanitarian engagement experience to the event. Through becoming involved in our communities through educational and volunteer experiences, we have each experienced immense personal growth and development. We wish to provide that same opportunity to many more youth from across Metro Vancouver. We acknowledge that we are not experts on the humanitarian issues that we are discussing and we are committed to constantly learning, growing, and challenging our personal perspectives. You can read more about each of us on our website!

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