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August 05, 2020

Announcing Pivot 2020: providing 1,200 jobs to youth across Canada. Applications open today!

We’re excited to announce the launch of Pivot 2020 – an urban research project that will hire 1,200 young people across Canada to support 27 cities in coming back bigger and brighter post-COVID. 160 co-op positions are available specifically for SFU students. Pivot 2020 is a deep urban exploration and information gathering project led by 1,200 young people in 27 cities across Canada. These young people will collect data through surveying youth, interviewing community members and collecting benchmark information on the issues that matter to them most. It’s good work changing cities.

Through the project, the Pivot team will learn more about city-building and develop future employment skills, while connecting to a network of other young people invested in similar ideas. The findings will populate an open and accessible database grounded in priorities and opportunities determined by youth that can be used by planners, organizations, governments and more to make our cities bigger, brighter and better for all.

Need a job or know someone who does?

Young people can generate momentous change, and that energy and capacity for innovation is needed to pivot from our current reality to hope, opportunity, renewal and connection.

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This program is led by Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for DialogueYouthful Cities and the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, and funded by the Government of Canada. Robert Barnard, Executive Director of Pivot 2020 is also a SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue Fellow.