QCGN project to involve youth in Canada’s sesquicentennial
Montreal – November 17, 2014 –
To include young Quebecers in the lead up to Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has launched Young Quebecers Leading the Way, a three-year project funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Youth Take Charge program. In partnership with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), the project will oversee three annual youth forums in 2015, 2016 and 2017 where participants aged 15 to 25 will offer their views on the significance of youth engagement in shaping the future of their country.
“These forums will be a wonderful opportunity for young people to connect with one another and exchange ideas while deepening their knowledge of our country and its history. We are proud to invest in a project that will help youth become active and engaged citizens who will contribute to the strength of Canada,” said the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.