We believe that the future is you(th) and now is our time to make an impact.
Youth aged 18-25 have, historically, held the lowest voter turnout in all of Canada. This is what sparked a need to change that: to empower youth to engage in their communities, influence government decisions, and get out and vote.
A group of Political Science students took this need to action and began First Vote, a one-day crash course for grade 12 students on Canadian politics, networking with candidates, and youth advocacy, to prepare students for their First Vote.
That first conference sparked a future of youth empowerment initiatives, from federal-level civic engagement conferences, in-class workshops, media campaigns, and more, to showcase the power of youth voice in Niagara.
The future is you(th) and now is our time to make an impact
We believe that youth voices have the power to shift the future of our city, our province, and our nation.
Empowering you(th) to engage in civic affairs, influence government, and to get out and vote.