Mayor Crombie recently launched the Mayor’s Youth Speaker Series – an ongoing series of keynote discussions with prominent Canadians from a variety of sectors aimed at inspiring youth in Mississauga and providing them with guidance as they prepare to enter the workforce. The first event will feature a keynote and Q&A session with award-winning journalist Amanda Lang of Bloomberg News.
About the Mayor’s Youth Speakers Series
In Canada, a staggering average of 14% of youth aged 15-24 are unemployed*. Research has shown that a strong network and connection to mentors can open doors for youth as they transition into the workforce. Mayor Bonnie Crombie has committed to combatting this issue in Mississauga through a variety of initiatives, including The Mayor’s Youth Speakers Series. This initiative is intended to engage, inspire and provide youth with the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on their struggles and success stories. The series will see professionals from a variety of different sectors and backgrounds speak to the youth in Mississauga in an attempt to provide them with inspiration, support and counsel in their quest for long-term and high quality employment. The series will create a meaningful dialogue aimed at helping youth chart a course for their own personal success stories. Each event will be free of charge to youth ages 14-25, living in the City of Mississauga. For more information, visit www.mayorcrombie.ca.
*Statistics Canada, October 2015
Where? Central Library – Noel Ryan Auditorium – 301 Burnhampthorpe Road West
Registration: Space is limited to attendees 14-25 years of age and registration is mandatory at youthspeakerseries.ca.