We are an inspired youthled collective finding creative ways to practice democracy, encouraging civic participation and highlighting youth issues.
As youth participation in formal democratic processes declines, youth and youth issues are increasingly left out of the political dialogue. We are creating and promoting events, online discussions and new media that is removing barriers to youth civic engagement. Connecting youth with community leaders and each other; amplifying our voices in this important conversation.
Being informed is essential in a democracy. We aim to shed light on our democratic history, present and future. By understanding our democracy, we can use it to make society better.
A healthy democracy requires participation. It’s about more than voting, it’s having discussions, taking part in community forums, staying informed, participating in activism and doing things that improve our communities. We will encourage, create and promote every spectrum of opportunity for youth to participate.
To young Canadians… I believe in you. Your energy, your vision, your passion for justice are exactly what this country needs today. You need to be at the heart of our economy, our political life, and our plans for the present and the future.”
Our creativity and energy is vital at this moment in Canadian History. We will no longer be marginalized.
Student debt and youth unemployment are at record levels, resulting in a generation of unequal opportunity.
Youth have been born into a climate of instability and a global ecological crisis. Youth will face the long term impacts of the decisions made today.
Youth participation in democracy is shockingly low. Youth are not apathetic, they have simply lost faith in the democratic process.
RT @LionLambe : Come out to the Opera House tonight at 6 to #RockAgainstthetpp #NoTPP #cdnpoli https://t.co/fy12xmmEr62 weeks ago
RT @megasali : Bylaw officer upset about our blimp: "What are you here for? Rock against the TPS?" See, this is why we need the blimp. #TPP…2 weeks ago
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A healthy democracy engages everyone. By amplifying youth voices and pushing for necessary changes we aim to make youth participation in democracy accessible and exciting. We are organizing, innovating and turning up the volume.
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