Empowering Youth Groups in CanadaPosted by Team Canada
The Collette Foundation’s Canada Team sponsored the Peel Children and Youth Initiative’s first conference to help build empower youth to take on leadership roles in their community. Many youth attended, ages 14-24. Participants included PCYI’s Youth Advisory Council, who volunteer to support the organization’s research and strategic initiatives and act as representatives of Peel’s young people. Members of other youth groups in the region were also invited. The conference featured expert speakers covering government relations, youth-adult partnerships and motivation for young leaders.
This conference will educate, empower and inspire youth from across Peel Region to become more aware of youth issues and how to create change within their community and beyond. It is so important for young people to find their passion and vision for the future. Youth are our future and their ideas will help to shape our world. The event went extremely well and the Collette Foundation was so happy to be a part of it.