"United Speakers Toronto is the most historic branch of USG, serving as the branch that started everything. The branch was previously known as the Youth Leadership Program, and then turned into the Gavel club. Today, we are our own thriving organization. The Toronto branch is quite significant as the people who make up the branch, such as the founders, executives, and students are all a reflection of USG. Many executives were students at the branch, which reflects the deep-rooted history of United Speakers. Through United Speakers Toronto we hope to bring voices that need to be heard to the surface, giving people opportunities to speak on a stage and help students who are struggling with their confidence. United Speakers Toronto is also the branch with the most legacy, hosting multiple events and is the largest influence on the other branches. The most important piece is that United Speakers Toronto is the origin of the organization, acting as the roots of United Speakers as a whole. It is United Speakers Toronto’s  hope to continue to influence the other branches and build the legacy of United Speakers. "

- Max Hu, Founder

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TORONTO BRANCH

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Max Hu

Penny Batey

Weekly classes: Saturday 5:30-7:30 PM EST

Where: Zoom

Term: October 2 - January 22 

Total Sessions: 14

Cost: $80 for the term

E-Transfer: toronto.operations@unitedspeakers.org

  • Focuses on technical aspects of writing 

  • The necessary skills needed to enhance every part of speeches and even writing 

  • Developing writing + speaking skills 

  • Prepare for skills needed in intermediate grades

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United Speakers Impact Event: Toronto

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United Speakers Impact is USGC’s first ever event. There were approximately 60 people who attended the event. This includes members from the Toronto, Markham, and Oakville branch, as well as members from others clubs in the GTA. We had an amazing speaker, Deborah Ojo come in to speak with all the attendees about social justice issues, highlighting micro aggressions.  This event was a way to inspire and shed light to everyone about what they can do for our community, making an impact on their lives.

 

- Prentice Hui, Impact Event Organizer

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Intermediate Program

 

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Weekly classes: Saturday 5:30-7:30 PM EST

Where: Zoom

Requirement: Age 12+, pre-picked

Term: October 2 - January 22 

Total Sessions: 14

Cost: $80 for the term

E-Transfer:

 toronto.operations@unitedspeakers.org

  • Help students narrow down which form of public speaking they are interested in and pursue it 

  • Hopes to bring them into actual competitions that mentors will help them sign up for including conferences or debate tournaments.

The intermediate program was established for students that have exceeded the expectations of the activities offered in the general class and has shown greater initiative in participating, completing work, and demonstrating their public speaking skills. The intermediate program is a smaller group of students where more challenging activities and lessons are offered in hopes to bring more depth into different public speaking forms. The intermediate program is still interest exploration oriented which means that different forms of public speaking such as MUN, debate styles, and DECA are covered. By bringing in depth we aim to construct mock model un conferences, practice debates, and actual deca role play

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