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 will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.
In advance of the Y7 Summit, the Y7 Organizing Committee will be engaging and consulting Canadian youth from coast to coast to coast to help shape the policy agenda, while gathering insights on how young Canadians perceive items on the Y7 and G7 agenda.
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.
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
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