• CONNECT

  • EDUCATE

  • PARTICIPATE

Your Vote Your Voice

We are an inspired youthled collective finding creative ways to practice democracy, encouraging civic participation and highlighting youth issues.

WHAT WE DO

Connect

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.

Educate

Educate

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.

Participate

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.

Some Facts about Canadian Democracy

38
% of Young Canadians Voted in 2011
71
% of Canadians are dissatisfied with Politics
60
% of Canadians Voted in the 2011 Federal Election
25
% of Young Canadians have contacted an Elected Official

 

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.”

-- Jack Layton --

Important Issues

Our creativity and energy is vital at this moment in Canadian History. We will no longer be marginalized.

Education & Economy

Student debt and youth unemployment are at record levels, resulting in a generation of unequal opportunity.

 

Youth Care About
  • Accessibility
  • Student Debt
  • Relevant Education & Good Jobs

Environment

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 Care About
  • Climate Justice & Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Public Transit & Green Infrastructure

Democratic Renewal

Youth participation in democracy is shockingly low. Youth are not apathetic, they have simply lost faith in the democratic process.

 

Youth Care About
  • Healthy Elections
  • Online & Alternative Voting Methods
  • New Platforms for Participation

What do you care about?

Contact Us

Amplify Youth Voices

Help us promote a youthful democracy. Get in touch and participate.

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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