Toronto : The Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, launched Canada’s first-ever youth policy during the Canada Youth Summit, which brought together young Canadians to discuss what matters most to them.
Canada’s Youth Policy – created for youth, by youth – will help the voices of young people better guide government priorities and actions. Input from more than 5,000 young people shaped this new, whole-of-government policy. This policy will go a long way to lift up diverse youth voices and make sure more young people have the chance to take part in federal decision-making.
To support young Canadians who want to be more active in their communities, the Government of Canada proposes to expand the Canada Service Corps youth service program. The program would provide up to 15,000 service placements for young Canadians annually by 2024, helping them gain valuable skills and leadership experience.
The Government of Canada is working to help young people reach their full potential and feel empowered to create positive change for themselves, their communities, their country, and the world.