During his daily broadcast on March 28th, Prime Minister Trudeau addressed the youth of Canada. He recognised that this is a time of uncertainty and stress. Before this health crisis began, you would have been focusing on end of year exams and planning for the next school year. We at Young Voices Can! are thinking of you. We realize you are isolated from some family members and your friends and may be experiencing feelings of loneliness. We hope that we will be able to resume our programs soon and continue to bring you all together.
All of us need to unite and support each other like never before. We all play a role — and how we connect with others is up to each one of us. We will stay in touch using social media and we must continue to do so for our mutual safety and good health. In the midst of this crisis we should take time when and where we can to thank the many thousands of heroes who are fighting the battle against this deadly but invisible foe, and helping society continue to function.
Our hope is to be able to resume our programs — your programs — as soon as possible. We want you to know that we miss you and hope to see you and your families just as soon as this crisis has passed. Until then, stay connected.
The Board, Young Voices Can!
Young Voices Can! is an Ottawa-based charitable organization working to foster open dialogue, mutual understanding and inclusion among young people of different ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds.
While we focus on combatting islamophobia and anti-semitism, we aspire to engage students from all communities to increase their awareness of the important Canadian values of pluralism. YVC! uses a programme-based approach where young people develop conflict resolution strategies, leadership and global citizenship skills. Our goal is to bring together youth of diverse backgrounds and teach them to work, learn and build bridges together, in and among their respective communities.