Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Lost in Translation: (Mis)Understanding Youth Engagement – Synthesis Report

by Mary Pat MacKinnon, Sonia Pitre, Judy Watling


Lost in Translation: (Mis)Understanding Youth Engagement analyzes and expands upon six individual studies commissioned by CPRN since it held a groundbreaking "National Youth Dialogue and Summit" in 2005. The central finding is that 'Generation Y' – those born after 1979 – is far from apathetical and apolitical. However, while very much tuned into small "p" political life, young Canadians are increasingly disenchanted with our formal political institutions and politics as currently practiced.

Release Date: 18 Oct 2007
Number of pages: 65
Document number: 48800