Press Release: YDC send young Canadians to the 2018 Y7 Summit

OTTAWA, CANADA – March 29, 2018

Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) is excited to announce the selection of a delegation of four of Canada's brightest young leaders to attend the 2018 Youth 7 (Y7) Summit in Ottawa, Ontario. The Y7 Summit will take place April 16 to 18, 2018 just over one month prior to the G7 Summit in Charlevoix. The summit will bring together youth delegates from all G7 member states and the European Union to discuss and form policy recommendations. The Y7 summit includes the negotiation and formation of a Y7 communiqué, for Leaders’ attention.

The delegation was recruited from a nationally competitive pool of applicants and are equipped to address critical issues that are the focus for the G7 countries including climate and environment, the future of work, and the intersection and promotion of gender equality.

The YDC 2018 Y7 Summit delegation:

  • Larissa Crawford, Head Delegate
  • Caroline Brouillette, Communications Coordinator
  • Aaron Joshua Pinto, Delegate
  • Chris Zhou, Delegate

There are three key policy priorities which will be the focus for the Y7 Summit agenda:

  • Gender-focused development and economic policies for the empowerment of women and girls;
  • Climate change policies and the global commitment to funding climate action;
  • Innovation, the future of jobs and the new economy.

These policy priorities represent a broader reflection of the G7 process and agenda as it takes shape under Canada’s presidency. Additionally, these priorities align and provide for policy recommendations to be developed with a youth-centric perspective.

Canadian Head Delegate, Larissa Crawford, believes "Canadian leaders are increasingly recognizing that youth, Indigenous and racialized people, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized groups must be meaningfully engaged in policy making and governance. We have a very strong and diverse Canadian delegation this year with exhaustive experience in the Y7 themes of gender equality, climate change and environment, and the future of work. In representing the interests of Canadian youth we are absolutely committed to advocating for the voices, interests, and needs of those who can't be at this table."

Biographical info on YDC’s Delegates to the Youth 7 (Y7) Summit is accessible here. To learn more about the YDC Delegation to the 2018 Y7 Summit, please contact Nicolette Addesa, information below.

You can follow the delegation's live updates via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Nicolette Addesa
Director of Communications - Directrice des communications
Young Diplomats of Canada - Les Jeunes diplomates du Canada
[email protected]