The Future Is Youth
Session Description

Today’s youth represent the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. They are among Canada’s most precious human resources and will one day inherit the emerging opportunities and unsolved social and economic challenges we face today.

That’s why this year, Forward Summit partnered with Actua, Canada’s leading youth STEM outreach organization, to welcome four exceptional Indigenous youth from the Calgary Board of Education to help open Forward Summit with the curtain-raiser panel discussion.

For the first time, Indigenous youth will be present to share their expectations when it comes to the level of industry and government support necessary in securing their future.

“It’s essential that we create space for Indigenous youth to participate in national conversations about economic reconciliation if we hope to establish the sustained momentum needed to address and correct the growing economic gap existing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians... I am certain the lived experiences, insights and unique outlooks of our 2023 Forward Summit Youth Delegation will provide inspiration and hope to all industry partners and conference participants in attendance.”

Who should attend?
Doug Dokis

Doug Dokis

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