Let’s Get Talking is an online interactive learning community in which families, youth and children are connected to our post-secondary Student Ambassadors.
Through this student-centred initiative, our diverse group of Student Ambassadors will provide motivation, encouragement and guidance to students and their families, while also providing insight into their own lived experiences as they navigated their educational journeys and what they learned from it.
We can’t wait to meet all of you, let’s get talking!
Motivate and better prepare students for the pursuit of higher-education.
Create a meaningful, inclusive and interactive learning experience for everyone.
Encourage parent and family involvement.
Foster peer connections and create empathy to build community.
Promote a philosophy of life-long learning for all.
Encourage, motivate and guide each other through story sharing.
Make learning equitable, accessible and adaptable.
A series of videos aiming to bring valuable information to youth and parents from the lived experiences of post secondary students in only 5 minutes!
Upcoming Free Sessions
STRESS-LESS IN HIGH SCHOOL (Part 1)
Learn how our Student Ambassadors managed their stress and anxiety during their senior high school years. Brainstorm with your peers in our guided breakout room sessions and discover ways you can reduce your own stress when you return to school next fall.
Student Ambassadors: Emahnee, Faizan, Suhavi, Kate Special Guest: Naira Velumyan, PhD in Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist, Founder/CEO of Academy of Social Competency
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7 – 8pm
High School Students
PLAY & LEARN with our STUDENT AMBASSADORS – Jeopardy
Come join our Student Ambassadors as we play a game of Jeopardy on the topics of cyber bullying, self care, social media safety, peer pressure, and more!
Student Ambassadors: Sravani, Will, Anne, Kulpreet, Guru, Madeleine
Friday, July 24th, 2020, 5 – 6pm
Students Grade 3 & up
PLAN & PREPARE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS – A guide for parents & high school students
This presentation will help high school students learn how to plan and prepare for scholarship applications. Workshop includes breakout sessions to discuss boosting your resume, essay writing, and scholarship cover letters. Family participation is encouraged. Presentation co-delivered by Alison Canning, Executive Director of Let’s Get Together.
Student Ambassadors: TBC.
WORKSHOP RESCHEDULED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY – DATE TBC. We apologize for the inconvenience.
High School Students + families
PLAY & LEARN with our STUDENT AMBASSADORS – Minecraft
Come join some of our Student Ambassadors Gamers and other youth to explore the video game Minecraft. Collaborate on a fun, interactive challenge while learning the importance of responsible gaming and digital citizenship.
Student Ambassadors: Will **The session is full. If your child is still interested in joining to watch & learn, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 7, 2020, 5 – 6pm Students Grade 3 to 8
STRESS-LESS FOR INTERNATIONAL & NEW CANADIAN STUDENTS
Moving to a new country, adjusting to its culture, making new friends, learning a new language and more can be shocking and difficult. Learn how some our Student Ambassadors navigated and overcame some of their challenges when they moved to Canada.
Student Ambassadors: Suhavi, TBA.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 7 – 8pm
Grade 8 Students & Up + Families
PLAN & PREPARE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS – A guide for parents & students Grade 6 & up
This presentation will help students Grade 6 & up understand what scholarships are and start their scholarship journey plan so they can apply with confidence in high school. Breakout sessions include creating a personal scholarship journey plan, how to get references, and building their resume portfolio. Family participation is encouraged. Presentation co-delivered by Alison Canning, Executive Director of Let’s Get Together.
Student Ambassadors: Madeleine, TBC.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020, 7 – 8:15pm
Students Grade 6 & Up + Families
Let’s Get Together would like to invite parents, families and youth from all backgrounds (both domestic and international) to join our letsgettalkingTORONTO Facebook group and learn from our amazing group of Student Ambassadors in an inclusive, supportive and empowering community.
Through Youths’ Eyes
Encouraging youth across Ontario to speak up and share their perspective, ideas and solutions on issues that affect their education, family, well-being and community through an open, inclusive and respected platform that helps amplify youth’s voice within the greater community.
Read about what is on our Junior Student Ambassador’s minds today!
Let’s Get Together is currently looking for a group of diverse, compassionate and leadership-oriented post-secondary students or recent graduates from all backgrounds to act as Student Ambassadors for our Let’s Get Talking Initiative.
As a Student Ambassador, you will provide motivation, encouragement and guidance to the members of our community, while also providing insight into your personal experiences through online forums, webinars and more.