Ignite Conference

Ignite Conference

2 Evenings. 50 Young People. Unlimited Possibilities.

It’s time that young people have an opportunity to lead – and have their ideas invested in – if we are going to see progress in Chatham-Kent. The entire goal of this conference is to start a growing community of young people who are celebrated for their out-of-the-box ideas and their ambitions to bring these ideas to life.

The Ignite Conference is a 2-evening event for you and others to connect, change, and inspire. You bring your most out-of-the-box ideas, and we’ll bring $35,000 to invest in them. Why? Because Ignite is all about us young people working together – and supporting each other – to do something different.

Date: September 20 & 21, 2022

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm (both nights)

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You’re joining community of changemakers who want to see something different for CK. Meet with 50 other like-minded people who also are ambitious, passionate, and innovative. Work together to create projects, learn from each other’s experiences, and leave with new friends you might not have connected with before.

Get in on the ground floor of this growing community of changemakers by registering today!

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This is your chance to step into the driver’s seat, and bring your outside-of-the-box ideas to life. During the conference, work with others to explore and develop your ideas through three focus areas: a youth activation space, a youth voice platform, and youth activities and events.


After the conference, join the:

  1. Action team – the team focused on implementing the ideas from the conference – to bring ideas to life.
  2. Reach out team – the team focused on connecting and inspiring other young people.

The best part? These teams are paid positions. Why? because your time matters.


We know you have it in you, we want to see you take on the challenge. If you’re ready, register today!


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Challenge what our community knows. Inspire others to be changemakers. Show them what you can do, and set the tone for other people to follow. Imagine this town full of new events, places and media all run by youth, paving the way for others to follow suit.

Show Chatham-Kent what you’re made of, and register today!

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Katie Goulet, Engagement Lead

Katie joined the Prosperity Roundtable in 2020 and is the Engagement Lead at Ambition. She loves bringing people together and doing what she can to assist them in meeting their goals. Katie also love being outside, listening to music, dancing and has a weakness for chocolate ice cream (Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy).


Phone: (519) 784-4345

Email: kgoulet@familyservicekent.com

Our organization recognizes the support of Tamarack Institute and the Government of Canada.


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