considering young people's voices during this time? Find out if your local community has a youth council. Find out if your municipal or provincial bodies have these councils and if they don't. Tell them you want to start one. There needs to be a greater intent to transfer knowledge between young people and the older generations and it’s not something that can happen in one meeting where you’re hearing young people's feedback but it needs to be an ongoing process and it needs to be intentional. JW: Great words of advice. Thank you very much. Well on behalf of Brilliant Labs, thank you once again for chatting with us today. Greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to give your thoughts and insights with us today. Many thanks again. AB: Thanks John.
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YOUTH INSIGHT You don’t need a problem or reason to ask your community’s youth for insight!
There is a lot of power in actually having young people think about the local context and what the challenges are and then giving them the space to move forward, design and brainstorm. You’ll gain valuable insight by asking: • What’s a priority for you? • Where in our local community where do you want to see change? • What opportunities do you see? • • What challenges do you see?
CREATE A YOUTH COUNCIL Put your hand up and send your councillor, your MLA, MP notes to say… Are you considering young people's voices during this time? Find out if your local community has a youth council. Find out if your municipal or provincial bodies have these councils and if they don't. Tell them you want to start one.