Young Canadians are making noise and change every day.
Whether online or IRL—we keep showing up for the things we value. Clearly, we care.
Young people don't turn up on Election Day as much as older folks. On the other hand, we clearly want to see our priorities reflected in policy and regulation.
Bottom line is that we should show up on election day.
FROM THE MOMENT YOUR ALARM GOES OFF—POLICY AFFECTS YOU.
If you think a lot about the future of our environment, you should VOTE
If you've ever been concerned about your safety, you should VOTE
If you worry about the cost of living being affordable, you should VOTE
These are all areas where
your vote matters.
Ever wonder why the world isn't changing as quickly as you'd like?
Getting out to VOTE (and getting your friends on-board too) might just be the missing ingredient.
If young people showed up as much as older folks the dynamic would change entirely. There's power in voting—we've just got to use it.
There are so many ways to engage as a citizen and shape policy in Canada. As you probably know, though, it all starts with learning.
If you want to pick up a couple interesting pieces of information that might help you be a better citizen and voter—check out some of our resources:
- Go to city council meetings
- Check out local consultations
- Keep in touch with your MP, MLA, or city councillor
- Participate in a protest
- Join a political party to shape its policy reform
- Sign a petition
- Run for your student council or union
- Volunteer for an organization