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A Plan for the Future: Quebec Youth and Canada in 2067

In the spirit of celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the project’s third and final year (2017) will be centered on Canada’s future.

From January to March 2017, youths between the ages of 15 and 25 will participate in regional youth workshops across the province in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the Eastern Townships, the Gaspésie, the Outaouais, the Greater Montreal area, and in the provincial capital region. Led by their region’s youth project coordinator, youth participants will attend three regional youth workshops in their respective regions to discuss Canada’s future, based on six topics outlined in the 2017 Young Quebecers Leading the Way Discussion Paper: Canadian Identity, Indigenous Peoples, the Economy, Politics and Democracy, Canada in the World, and Social Issues and the Environment.

The workshops will encourage Quebec youth to offer their views, through a reflection on Canada and on the significance of youth engagement in shaping the future of their country. Using the bilingual Young Quebecers Leading the Way Discussion Paper as a reference, the regional youth coordinators will lead workshop participants through relevant discussions pertaining to the theme of the third year of the project: A Plan for the Future: Quebec Youth and Canada in 2067.

This year’s forum will be held in the National Capital region on March 10, 11 and 12, 2017. During that forum, many important figures, such as NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, keynote speaker Désirée McGraw, NDP MP Romeo Saganash, Youth Secretary to the PM Peter Schiefke, and youth leader Elyse Tremblay-Longchamps, will be attending either the workshops, the opening ceremony or the closing ceremony.

To know more about the various workshops leaders, visit the highlights page of the 2017 forum.