Ontario votes on June 07! What issues matter to York students and what do they think about the candidates?
On May 7, 2018, four YouthREX Youth Research Assistants who are all undergraduate students at York (three LAPS students - two of who are BSW students) attended a youth-focused town hall hosted by Laidlaw Foundation, TVO, For Youth Initiative, and Twitter Canada. Leaders from three of Ontario's political parties described their platforms and answered audience questions. Of course, one of the students asked Kathleen Wynne about York’s strike! They wrote blogposts sharing their thoughts and experiences about the candidates and issues they want to see addressed.
Pleas click the links below to read their insightful blogposts. Thanks to Amy Smith, YouthREX’s awesome Communications Associate for being an excellent adult ally and supporting them on their civic participation experience.
Youth Perspectives Blogposts on Ontario's 2018 Provincial Elections
- A Message to Ontario’s Politicians: We Are Not Your Photo-Op by Jathusha Mahenthirarajan // Age 19, 1st Year Human Rights & Equity Studies BA, York University, YouthREX Youth Research Assistant. https://exchange.youthrex.com/blog/youth-perspectives-message-ontario%E2%80%99s-politicians-we-are-not-your-photo-op
- Ontario’s Future Depends on Youth: The Perspective of a South Korean International Student New to Canadian Politics by Jae Woong Han // Age 19, 1st Year Bachelor of Social Work, York University, YouthREX Youth Research Assistant.https://exchange.youthrex.com/blog/youth-perspectives-ontario%E2%80%99s-future-depends-youth-perspective-south-korean-international
- Welcome to the Polls by Helen Lam // Age 19, 2nd Year Bachelor of Social Work, York University, YouthREX Youth Research Assistant. https://exchange.youthrex.com/blog/youth-perspectives-welcome-polls
- Reflections from the Youth Town Hall: An Experience To Remember by Clementine Utchay // Age 18, 1st Year Bachelor of Health Studies, York University, YouthREX 1Youth Research Assistant. https://exchange.youthrex.com/blog/youth-perspectives-reflections-youth-town-hall-experience-remember