This year’s theme: Diversity and Inclusion
Canada 150&Me project participants identified diversity and inclusion as one of the top challenges or opportunities facing our country for their generation. Appreciating the value of difference, and ensuring that all youth regardless of geography, gender, race, ability or economic circumstance are able to realise their full potential was the principle and opportunity many youth shared. The participants also identified several challenges to be addressed related to diversity and inclusion. They included addressing systemic barriers due to racism and discrimination, preventing feelings of anxiety, isolation and exclusion due to bullying. This year's forum will delve deeper into these areas and challenge participants to think creatively about how they can make a difference in their schools, and in their communities.