À toi la parole! : Empowering Youth Voices in VSP

À toi la parole!”: Empowering Youth Voices in VSP

In an exciting initiative to foster youth engagement and empower the voices of young people, the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough is hosting a unique event titled “À toi la parole!” on Monday, November 27. This event is specially designed for youth aged 12 to 17 and offers them a platform to discuss issues that matter to them while sharing their visionary ideas for the future of the Villeray neighborhood.

The main objective of “À toi la parole!” is to create a welcoming and dynamic space for young individuals to connect with their elected officials and understand the workings of the municipal process. This initiative aims to demystify the complexities of local governance and provide an opportunity for open dialogue between young residents and the members of the borough council.

The event is scheduled for Monday, November 27 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Le Prévost Library, located at 7355 Christophe-Colomb Avenue. Registration is easy, either in person at the library or by calling 514-872-1526. The event includes a diverse range of activities throughout the evening, starting with a warm welcome at 4:15 PM, followed by an icebreaker activity, a presentation on borough council operations, interactive workshops, an opportunity to meet elected officials, a dinner activity, and closing remarks by council members, all designed to engage and empower young voices. As an added incentive, attendees will enjoy complimentary meals, and two STM public transportation tickets will be provided for each participant. There will also be a thrilling prize draw at the end of the evening.

“À toi la parole!” represents an important milestone as the first youth consultation space project in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough. It demonstrates the commitment of local authorities to involve young voices in shaping the future of their community.

Furthermore, this exciting initiative is just the beginning. In 2024, the project is set to expand its reach to include the Saint-Michel Library and the Parc-Extension Library, promising even more opportunities for young residents to have their say in the development of their neighborhoods.