The Forum

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.

The Program

The Youth Leadership Forum will offer youth from across Canada the opportunity to lead and be part of an intensive week-long experience exploring issues of diversity and inclusion to be held in the Greater Toronto Area from June 29 – July …

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Selected participants and/or their sponsoring school or youth organization will be required to pay a $300 registration fee.  The program will cover all travel costs to and from their home community anywhere within Canada, plus all meals, accommodation, and programming expenses throughout the week. 

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