The Road to 2017: Young Quebecers Leading the Way

Led by the Quebec Community Groups Network in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies and the Institut du Nouveau Monde, Young Quebecers Leading the Way was a three-year project that engaged hundreds of young Quebecers in the celebration of the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation. Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Youth Take Charge program, the project oversaw three annual youth forums where participants aged 15 to 25 offered their views on the significance of youth engagement in shaping the future of their country.

Over the life of the project, Quebec youth were invited to reflect on three themes beginning with Canada’s Past as Viewed by its Future in the first year, followed by Quebec Youth Speak about Canada Today in the second year, culminating in A Plan for the Future: Quebec Youth and Canada in 2067 in year three. In each of the three years, six youth-led regional workshops discussed the given themes in order to prepare regional delegates to participate in the two-day provincial forums. The 2015 and 2016 forums took place in Quebec City and Montreal, respectively. The final forum was held in Gatineau/Ottawa in March 2017.

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Funded by the Government of Canada.