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Step into a world of inspiration with GenNEXT – a movement of young community-builders in their 20s and 30s who unite to unleash their passion, and drive meaningful change.
Embark on a mission of social impact that aligns with your values in a world where your actions make a difference. As a GenNEXT Cabinet member, you will meet monthly with a group of young changemakers to develop and implement the annual GenNEXT strategy, plan events, and act as a United Way ambassador in our community.
Connect with Community-Minded Leaders
Become part of a dynamic community of young leaders committed to making a real impact. Connect, collaborate, and amplify your influence alongside those who share your vision.
Inspire the Next Generation
Seize the opportunity to inspire the changemakers of tomorrow. Be a role model, a mentor, and a catalyst for positive change. Your actions today will resonate for generations to come.
Drive Meaningful Change
Use your unique skills and expertise to drive change in the Alberta Capital Region. Be at the forefront of transformative initiatives that create a strong and vibrant community where no one is left behind.
Listen to what inspired members, past and present, to get involved in United Way’s GenNEXT Cabinet.
Every year, GenNEXT engages the next generation of changemakers to embark on a mission of social impact. Dedicated volunteers lead the way in creating change in the community they love while developing their leadership, networking, personal and professional skills.
Peace Out Poverty is a podcast that highlights various aspects of social issues impacting the Alberta Capital Region community and what community-builders in their 20s and 30s can do to take action.
GenNEXT connected with local businesses to host a product drive for United Way's Period Promise. The drives have raised over $3400 and more than 700 products collectively through 2021 and 2022 campaigns.
Guest blogs from our GenNEXT committee highlighting local good.
Join us as we dive into the issues that affect our community and talk to the innovators that are tackling the problems head-on. Listen and subscribe in your favourite podcast app.
Each year, a group of young professionals volunteer their time and expertise as members of the GenNEXT Cabinet. This group meets monthly, develops and implements the annual GenNEXT strategy, plans events and acts as ambassadors in the community.
Accounting Technician, Pennock, Acheson Nielsen Devaney LLP Chartered Professional Accountants
Operational Excellence Manager, Debrand Services Inc.
All In For Youth Facilitator, BGCBigs Edmonton & Area
Mental Wellness Coordinator, Métis Nation of Alberta
Manager, Divisional Coordination and Issues Management, Government of Alberta
Student, University of Alberta
Cost Engineer, Imperial Oil
Vice President, Student Life, Students' Association of MacEwan University
Chemical Engineer, MEGlobal
Fund Development Coordinator, BGCBigs Edmonton & Area
EHS&S; Regulatory Specialist, Dow Chemical Canada
Product Marketing Manager, Central
Manager, Commercial Project Development and Analysis, EPCOR
Marketing Specialist, Fringe Theatre
Alumni Relations Officer, Norquest College