These resources are full of tips and stories from young people making change during the pandemic, to help you do the same.

Podcast: Locked Down, Speaking Up!

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You don’t need to take big action to make big changes for your community! ‘Locked Down, Speaking Up!’ is the podcast where young people share how they’re changing what activism and advocacy can be, and how you can do it too.

You can listen to the whole podcast, or view individual episodes and their transcripts (below).

How to meet with your MP

Young people are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Meeting with your local MP is an important and powerful way to voice issues that you want to see the government take action on.

Read YACVic's step-by-step guide

Read about young people who successfully met with their MPs

Social Justice Glossary

When young people get involved in making change, we can come across lots of new words! This is a glossary of terms you might hear in activism, advocacy and youth spaces. 

See the glossary

Download the accessible version

Additional resources

Environmental action during COVID-19

How do we make sure that the urgency of environmental action is not eclipsed by the pandemic? Candace Colaco, founder of the Little Litter Project, shares how she's kept up local action online and in-person in COVID-normal, and how you can do the same.

Read the story

Toolkits for change

Yerp is a website by YACVic that provides a step-by-step toolkit for taking action on something you care about.

Visit the website