Canada's newest generation of citizens – aged 18 to 25 - is by far the largest constituency demanding a role in the country's political processes.
Canadians are used to hearing that this or that region of the country "wants in" on the nation's political decision-making. But, apart from some hand-wringing over the "disaffection of youth with politics", the country's leading political institutions at all levels, from governments to political parties, have done a poor job of responding to the needs of young citizens.
A new report from CPRN's Public Involvement Network could help to change that. Towards an Action Plan for Canada: Our Vision, Values and Actions is the product of a 3 1/2 day National Dialogue and Summit attended by 144 randomly chosen young Canadians from every region of the country, all walks of life and diverse cultural backgrounds.
The report presents their vision for Canada, the values that inspire it and actions to make it a reality in the key areas of learning, work, health, the environment and citizenship.
Release Date: 31 Mar 2006
Number of pages: 39
Document number: 42760