Youth Voices of East Van Policy Conference
Youth Voices of East Van is hosting a FREE, all-day Youth Policy Conference on Feb 21st, 2020 at the PNE Forum.
The Conference will see over 400 young people from East Vancouver (and beyond) come together to explore themes of community governance, accountability, reconciliation and inclusion. We aim to centre the perspectives of local youth, in particular urban Indigenous, low-income, newcomer and racialized communities. It will also be an opportunity to share food and space and celebrate our community with music, entertainment and cultural performances. This event is brought to you by ALIVE, Britannia, ESDC, Our Place, and the PNE.
Schedule and Event Details
(open to all youth, 15-30)
Presentations and dialogue sessions will focus on key policy areas identified through surveys with youth in East Vancouver including housing, gentrification, employment and Indigenous representation and inclusion.
(open to the community)
6:15 Keynotes & Panel
7:30 Indigenous Fashion Show
The gathering will be opened up to the broader community for an afternoon and evening of food, entertainment, speakers, networking, intercultural activities and honouring of young leaders.
For an updated schedule with confirmed speakers, activities and performers please see the event
Youth feedback will be captured in a final policy report with calls to action for all orders of government that address the changes needed to better respond to the realities and aspirations of youth in our community.
Community leaders, decision-makers, and other stakeholders who want to hear directly from youth are invited to attend the all-day gathering.
Specific info for VSB
To register a class for the 9:30AM- 2:30PM portion of the event please contact Erin Grant (email@example.com// 778.688.3445) for registration and information packages. Transportation will be available for students between secondary schools and the PNE. Breakfast, lunch and nutrition break snacks will be provided.