There's no question, the power youth is a recognized force in the world today. Young people always have been in fact, but today, with the advent of the internet and social media platforms, the voice of young people is being heard at levels never before reached.
It's not overstating to say the very vision of Canada lies in the hands of our youth. They are filled with tremendous and towering ambitions and the youth of today must be given an opportunity to nurture and implement their talent, creativity and ideas. Its often easy to forget that they are in fact our future and it is up to us as a community to make sure our future generations are equipped with the assets they need to thrive. Social support networks, empowerment, boundaries, self-esteem, value systems and social competencies are examples of asset building - and our youth are every nation's biggest asset. That was the foundational concept behind the conference and CIES salutes CBFY and all the supporting organizations that took part on what was a wonderful day for all involved. For more pictures of the event CLICK HERE.