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The Youth 7 (Y7) is one of Formal G7 Engagement Group Summits held alongside the G7 Summit, bringing together youth delegates to represent the millions of young people who live, study and work across G7 member states and the European Union.

Each year, Y7 delegates meet to negotiate and form policy recommendations for the G7 that reflect the priorities of young people. Forming a Y7 Communiqué, the recommendations are presented directly to G7 leaders. 

This year, the Youth 7 Summit was held in Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.

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Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes the leadership of young Canadians through international delegations, research projects, and advocacy initiatives.


 
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Delegations

YDC provides hands-on training programs and establishes key partnerships that give our delegates exclusive access to high-level geopolitical and global governance summits including the World Bank & IMF, OECD, UN, NKS, WTO, the Y20 (Youth 20) and the Y7 (Youth 7).
Discover our past engagements

 

Research

YDC researches and publishes commentary on public and global affairs through the Young Diplomats Journal, and partners with the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs G20 Research Group.
Read our commentary and opinion pieces

 
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Advocacy

YDC advocates for policies that represent the interests of young people and professionals through direct engagement with government officials and agencies, as well as with international institutions, organizations, and businesses.
View the Y20 communiqué policies 


News


Young Diplomats Journal

The Young Diplomats Journal is the official thought leadership hub for Young Diplomats of Canada.