Board of directors
Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia
Young people are the energy that will carry our world forward with kindness and appreciation for the talents of others and the fragility of the environment. CWY-JCM connects them globally and locally.
Former Federal Minister and Senior Advisor
When I was Canada's Minister of International Development, I came to fully appreciate the huge impact that our youth have on making the world a better place for those in need, and I then made a commitment to myself to continue to support our youth in their journey.
Private Equity Investor
Youth are obviously the future. I think helping them gain experiences in working and living with different cultures and socio-economic groups will make them into more rounded, mature and thoughtful adults.
Advisor to the Board of Directors
Senior Government Relations Officer at Canadian Light Source, Synchrotron, University of Saskatchewan
Vice-President, Programming and Operations
Youth are legitimate and important development actors in their communities and around the world. I invest in young people because I believe that youth-adult partnership is among the most important and effective means of supporting youth in fostering positive and sustainable development.
Program and Administration Team
I continue to invest in young people to promote good health and well-being for themselves, communities, and future generations.
I believe it's important to invest in youth because they are the future! In order to fully equip ourselves to tackle the challenges facing us, not only today, but in the near future, we need to involve, support and invest in young people. Not to mention, many global issues such as climate change, food security, gender equality and access to education are all issues that can, and will affect young people the most.
Young people are the future stewards of the earth. Investing in youth is the best gift we can give to humanity.
Working with youth has helped me grow as an educator and youth programmer. By creating and participating in inter-generational spaces we can be challenged and inspired by the new ideas and ways of doing things brought forward by young people.
My generational identity means the world to me. It's a specific academic interest of mine, and I think there's something special and powerful about being part of the first generation to grow up with digital tools/spaces, and facing such precarious expectations of our future amid endless climate/housing/social crises. It's important that we invest in youth so that they may harness the tools made available to them, and prepare them to brave and build for the future.
I believe people should invest in youth because youth have a great impact on societal / environmental / political factors. We should invest in younger generations to give them strong foundations to create relationships and understandings with other parts of the world, and to help build a better political, environmental and equitable world.