Congratulations to the 19 CASs who sent youth delegates and chaperones to the IFCW World Forum 2010. Ontario was proud to have a delegation of 50 youth and staff who made significant contributions to the program and ensured that the voices of young people were heard.
Over 40 young people from around the world participated in plenary sessions, youth workshops, networking sessions, and other activities. The diverse group of youth together drafted a Youth Declaration, produced through an all-inclusive, interactive process. This Declaration was presented at World Forum 2010’s closing ceremony, assuring that the perspective of the youth was critically incorporated into the overall impact of the conference. Central to the youth program was the creation of a documentary which was produced on-site by a team of youth participants. This documentary will air later this year in New York on a public TV youth channel. The Ontario’s Advocate’s Office also produced a podcast – also to be available later this year.