TORONTO, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Last week, Premier Wynne and Andrea Horwath confirmed their attendance and participation for an unprecedented Youth-Focused Town Hall scheduled for the finale of Youth Week on May 7th, 2018 at the Daniels Spectrum by a collective of organizations including the Laidlaw Foundation, TVO, For Youth Initiative and Twitter Canada. Doug Ford's office has responded but remains non-committal.
"While the invitation remains open to Mr. Ford, we hope to receive his RSVP soon so that he can show Ontario's youth that they matter to him and his party," said Saeed Selvam, Manager of Public Policy at the Laidlaw Foundation, "This milestone event speaks to the urgency of issues facing youth, that our next Premier needs to address."
Each party leader will be provided an equal opportunity alongside their political counterparts to answer a series of questions prepared by young people from across the province. The event will be moderated by TVO host, Nam Kiwanuka to an expected in-person audience of over 250+ people. The event will be live-streamed on Twitter prompting questions from across Ontario.
In partnership with the Laidlaw Foundation, the Town Hall Planning Committee consists of youth-serving and youth-led organizations from across the province including For Youth Initiative, the Ryerson Democratic Engagement Exchange, TVO, Twitter, For Youth Initiative, the Citizen Empowerment Project, the Toronto Youth Cabinet, Apathy is Boring and backed by signatories such as CivicAction, the United Way and the YWCA.
Green Party leader Mike Schreiner was the first to confirm his participation.
The event is scheduled for two-hours marking the finale of Ontario's Youth Week on Monday, May 7th, 2018 from 1:30pm-3:30pm at Daniel's Spectrum, Ada Slaight Hall.
About the Laidlaw Foundation: The Laidlaw Foundation is a private, charitable, family-foundation established in 1949, well-known for supporting youth-led social change through funding direct action projects, research and convening.
SOURCE The Laidlaw Foundation
For further information: For media or interview related inquiries, please contact: Saeed Selvam, Manager of Public Policy, Laidlaw Foundation, 647-505-9612, [email protected], www.laidlawfdn.org