About the organization
Apathy is Boring was founded in 2004 by three young Canadians. The organizations first initiative was a campaign to encourage young adults to vote in the 2004 federal election. It has since developed a range of initiatives to encourage young people to participate in civic activities and to assist organizations in becoming more youth-friendly.
Apathy is Boring will use television (Public Service Announcements), online social marketing, music events and fashion to attract young peoples attention. Apathy is Boring staff, volunteers, and partners will organize and be present at youth events, offering opportunities for involvement in community activities.
The organizations website will be enhanced with profiles of youth-friendly community organizations, and choices for volunteering and employment. Using youth-friendly text and interactive games, the site will help young people to understand the political process and provide them with opportunities to engage in dialogue with politicians. In addition, Apathy is Boring will offer workshops and mentorships to voluntary organizations to improve their ability to attract and involve disengaged youth.
Reports & Publications
- The Youth-Friendly Guide to Intergenerational Decision Making Partnerships Dougherty, Ilona (ed.) (2004)
- “Art, Politics and Questioning Authority” Ilona Dougherty in Notes from Canada’s Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change; Severn Cullis-Suzuki et al (eds.) Vancouver: Greystone Books (2007): 7-12.
Apathy is Boring
CBC’s Make Some Noise.
Documentary special, January 2007.
- General Funding
Organization website and social media