Terence D'Souza

Communications Intern

(He/Him)

Having moved to Canada when he was just 10, Terence gained a unique perspective on how democracy brings us together. So, naturally, the right to serve and transform his own community and take part in the democratic process has always been his motivation for change. His passion for change, which began in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, has led him to his current undergraduate studies in Public Administration and Political Science at the University of Ottawa.

This motivation is the same that drove him to found Young Ontarians United, a for-youth, by-youth research project dedicated to addressing the pandemic’s impacts on young people. Among other initiatives, he also currently serves as a member of the Youth Council for the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity; developing a national youth workforce strategy. This has only reinforced his firm belief that youth must be authentically engaged in our democracy, especially in the making of decisions that directly affect their lives. 

“There is nothing more important than building an empowered, informed and engaged generation of young Canadian voters. This is why I am so grateful to be at Apathy is Boring -because it achieves exactly that.”