Today is International Youth Day, and we celebrate the youth who are both leaders of today and of tomorrow. We value the young Canadians who have stepped up during the pandemic to care for their loved ones, and their communities.
Youth have been vocal on addressing issues of note such as the climate crisis, affordable housing, mental health, ending systemic racism, economic opportunity, and gender equality.
We know these are all issues that impact youth, and that’s why listening to their voices is so important. In Ottawa West-Nepean, that means having a youth council so their MP can hear directly from them (where applications remain open for youth in the riding between the ages of 13-24)!
Let’s ensure we recognize the contributions, accomplishments, leadership, and potential of youth across the country, and around the world.