WTF: We The Future

A symposium and social event for youth aged 14 to 29.

Saturday, November 16
LBP Theatre, 150 Central Park Drive

Get ready for a day filled with impactful info sessions, a community fair where you can connect with the City and community organizations, motivational speakers, live entertainment, and more!
Register for one of the info sessions at the symposium and the evening social event. (Parents are welcome to attend with their youth)

Symposium: 4-6 PM

Sign up for an inspiring and engaging 40-minute info session (each session will be held twice at different times).
  1. John Lam.jpgEntrepreneurship from the Ground up!
    Connect with young, emerging and established Brampton entrepreneurs with practical and relevant advice on how to launch a business in a rapidly changing business world. Hear about their challenges, learn from their mistakes, ask them questions and be inspired by their experiences. Panellists: Daniel Lewis, Owner, T By Daniel | Kavita Kapil, CEO & Founder, Bride + Groomed | Shaun Ghulam, CEO, DMinded | John Lam, Campus Lead of EDGE, Sheridan College

  2. Civic Action! The Democratic Power of Youth!
    MarilynV.jpgUnlock the collective democratic power of youth through civic action to build a community of engaged citizens who want an inclusive, connected and proud Brampton. Be inspired by how Vision Brampton brought together a group of more than 20 youth and young-professional grassroots Brampton organizations to form a Young Brampton Coalition focused on a better and more inclusive Brampton for everyone! Featuring Marilyn Verghis, Founder and Executive Director of Vision Brampton.

  3. The Law and You – A Pathway to Understanding and Action
    Alex.pngUnderstanding your legal rights as an individual can be difficult, as a youth it’s even more challenging. The legal landscape can be confusing and sometimes even intimidating. Join Alex Battick, Lawyer & Notary Public, as he discusses the legal world as it relates to you. Not only will you have a chance to hear from Alex on his personal journey, his insights and advice but you will also have a chance to table your questions and concerns in a safe space. Join us to help you know your rights! 

  4. 7 Seconds to Make an Impression
    Natasha P.pngEmployers spend approximately seven seconds scanning your resume in their first pass through job applications. In those few seconds you need to clearly demonstrate how your skills, experience, education and competencies match what they are looking for. Seven seconds isn’t long to make that kind of impression. In this session, you will learn what employers look for in a resume and how to brand yourself. Featuring Natasha Pisani, Talent Acquisition Advisor at the City of Brampton.

Booths include: Centre for Grief and Healing (BFO-HP); City of Brampton; Brampton Proud (DMinded); Algoma University School of Business & Economics; Black Talents; Brampton Multicultural Community Centre; Girls Empowerment Movement; Hammer Heads Program; Helping Hands; LGBT Youth Line; One Voice One Team; Peel Environmental Youth Alliance; QTBIPOC sauga; Roots Community Services Inc.; Sheridan College; Stay Woke; Th.Projects; Visual Arts Brampton.


Social Event: 7-9 PM

After the symposium, join us for the evening social event!
The night will kick-off with refreshments at 6 pm, and include:
  • keynote speech from Canadian singer-songwriter and Juno Award nominee Peter Katz

  • up and coming comedian Supreme Irie as the emcee

  • hear from youth advocate Orlando Bowen

  • live performances from A New DAEI dance troupe, Reeko Rieffe, Selena Dhillon, and St. Roch Jam Club


Need a ride to the event?

Brampton Transit has got you covered! The event is conveniently located beside the Bramalea Terminal. We’ve got a number of routes that will get you there from across the city. Don’t forget that weekend schedules are different than weekday schedules – make sure you plan ahead. Plan your trip using