SPT hosted the “Promoting Youth Civic Engagement in the 2015 Federal Election” forum on Tuesday, July 29th at the College Street United Church.
SPT Research Assistant Ramsen Yousif moderated the lively discussion with panelists: Laura Anthony of Samara Canada, Arjun Sahota of Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC), and Likwa Nkala of East Metro Youth Services. Over 70 youth, youth workers, and community leaders from across Toronto took part in the discussion on strategies to engage youth and overcoming barriers to youth participation.
SPT would like to thank our amazing panelists and participants, and the dedicated staff at College Street United Church for a great event.
Part 1/3 - Laura Anthony from Samara
Part 2/3 - Arjun from Toronto Youth Cabinet
Part 3/3 - Likwa from East Metro Youth Services:
How to get more involved:
- Find out if you’re eligible to vote and how to register to vote: www.elections.ca
- Take part in Social Planning Toronto’s election work:
- Download our fact sheets: http://www.spno.ca/canada-votes-2015 (check in September for translated versions)
- Check out Samaras VotePopUp kit for community groups to ignite voter participation: http://www.samaracanada.com/election/votepopup
- Learn more about East Metro Youth Services at: http://emys.on.ca/
- Connect with Toronto Youth Cabinet on twitter at: @TOYouthCabinet or at http://thetyc.ca/
- Volunteer for a local candidate in this year’s election. Check www.elections.ca to find out your riding and registered candidates in your area.
- Join a political party!
- Join SPT: http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/get-involved/ (Individuals: $25; Students/seniors/unwaged: $5)