I am a board member with the charitable organization Child & Youth Friendly Saskatoon. This year, with help from Plan Canada, we will be starting a Speaker’s Bureau in Saskatoon. This program has been running in Toronto for a number of years. With some extra funding that they received, Plan Canada decided to branch out to 5 other communities in Canada and Saskatoon has been selected. We are very excited to be able to work with them on this project.
The Speaker’s Bureau is designed to engage youth between the ages of 14 and 22. They will meet monthly to discuss social justice issues with a focus on gender equality. We will work to identify and to try to resolve some of the local issues. We are hoping that young people will come out to the meetings to actively engage in the process. The information about the first three meetings is as follows:
Dates: Thursday, Oct. 12; Thursday, Nov. 16; Thursday, Dec. 14
Where: Aden Bowman Collegiate (corner of Clarence Ave. and Taylor St.)