News and Events

BURN: Lighting Fires for Social Justice an Social Change


The Spring Festival of Learning is our end-of year celebration. Pods share the lessons from their social action projects and reflections on their NOISE fellowships. Faculty, staff, and students from the School of Social Work and the high schools of our youth fellows, family members of NOISE fellows, and community members are all invited to join us in celebrating the social change work of our NOISE fellows.
Please see the below agenda for Burn: Lighting Fires for Social Justice and Social Change

BURN - ProgramApril22_Page_2


2013 Spring Learning Festival

Click here to read Rebecca’s blog post about the 2013 Spring Learning Festival
Click here to see pictures from the day

OMG! Theatre + Social Justice

On Oct 28th, NOISE sponsored OMG: Private Pain in Public Schools – a theatre show that dealt with some very serious issues around violence, abuse, bullying, power, gender, relationships and faith. Dr. Elaine Brown Spencer – the playwright hosted a Q and A after the play. During intermission we had a fun photo booth and served a free pizza supper.

The Cast of OMG! and NOISE Fellows
OMG! Cast and NOISE Fellows

OMG! Photo Album


Dialogue Circle #2 – Why Do Design Driven Community Engagement?
March 11, 2013 (5Pm to 8PM)

NOISE - Dialogue Circle #2_Page_1NOISE - Dialogue Circle #2_Page_2







It was a cold and rainy evening when we arrived on the York University campus and found our way to the workshop room. The participants were lining up for the dinner before the workshop took place. The NOISE for Change group had been meeting since August to do work together and now in March, it was easy to see that they had clearly forged new relationships and were making an impact on one another. Meeting at York University, the high school students from Emery High School were introduced to the world of University and were embraced by their York University counterparts from Bachelors and Masters of Social Work ….Click here to continue reading Jennifer’s blog post about the Dialogue Circle #2

February 11, 2013 (5PM to 7.30PM)
NOISE - FebSocialActionEvent

On Monday February 11th NOISE held its first dialogue session of 2013. We invited all the youth fellows and their pods to an interactive dinner and meeting to discuss how their action projects were coming along. Tables were organized by pod names and pod members were encouraged to sit with their members……
Click here to continue reading Talisha’s blog post about the Dialogue Circle #1

Youth Fellows Drop-In Day: Let’s Talk About Post-Secondary Education
December 18, 2012

Be a Pod with a Plan NOISE Fellows Retreat Day
December 6, 2012 (9AM to 4PM)