Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Connecting Young People, Policy and Active Citizenship

by Mary Pat MacKinnon, Judy Watling

Connecting Young People, Policy and Active Citizenship, Mary Pat MacKinnon and Judy Watling. Research Report, National Dialogue and Summit, Engaging Young Canadians. May 2006. 66 pp.

Canada's youth are ready to play a major role in the country's future, despite the evidence of their disengagement from voting and political parties. Changing the country's political practices to facilitate youth engagement will reap significant rewards. CPRN's National Youth Dialogue and Summit last November brought together 144 randomly chosen, representative young people, aged 18 to 25 to share their vision for Canada and to meet with 40 decision-makers from the public, private and non-profit sectors. In more than three days of discussion they laid out a road map for change and the role they and other social actors should play in achieving it.

Connecting Young People, Policy and Active Citizenship, presents the policy implications of this youth vision for Canada.

Release Date: 26 May 2006
Number of pages: 66
Document number: 43697