Young leaders: generations of hope
Updated: Aug 26, 2022
Tomorrow is World Youth Skills Day. It’s a day to celebrate young people and their achievements. It’s a day to highlight the importance of providing youth with the necessary skills for obtaining good employment, and entrepreneurship. We wanted to credit a group of young delegates from Canada World Youth, which is an international non-profit organization. Recently they had the chance to visit the UN Headquarters in New York City (United Nations Permanent).
For 50 years, this non-profit has helped thousands of young people through a variety of programs that engage and empower them in Canada and around the world. See Figure 1. These programs allow young people to be more active in giving back to their community while making positive changes for themselves, community, and the world.
This past May, six delegates from Nakoda Youth Council in Alberta, and from Humber College in Ontario, took part in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. They met Senator Michèle Audette who gave them a few words of advice. To learn more about their experience and about the senator click here.
Together, they not only fought for the rights of indigenous and aboriginal communities, but also grew and learned so much throughout that experience. So today, we applaud their inspiration, courage, and desire to make a difference in the world.
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“United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2022.” Canada World Youth, Canada World Youth, https://canadaworldyouth.org/unpfii2022/.
“World Youth Skills Day.” United Nations, United Nations, https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-youth-skills-day.