Young people in Waterloo Region are passionate about issues affecting themselves and their communities. We have been told that youth tend to feel like their voices matter less to elected officials as they don’t have the political power to vote.
Oh Snap! Candidates Chat is a youth-specific, online event being held on September 14th that seeks to bring young people aged 14-18 in Waterloo region together with Federal candidates to:
- Meet some of the candidates (virtually) that are running in the upcoming election and to hear about their Party’s platform.
- Have the opportunity to ask the questions that matter most to young people in Waterloo Region.
- Hear what candidates plan to take forward from this event into their campaign, and potentially into their time in government.
We sent an invitation to all the candidates in Waterloo Region running in this federal election and asked for a representative from each party to attend.
You can help connect young people to this event in two ways:
- Promote and support young people in submitting questions ahead of the September 14th event – click here!
- Promote and support young people in signing up to attend the Oh Snap! – click here!
Please feel free to share this opportunity over email, in person, and through your social media channels and tag @CYPTWR in your posts!
This event will help the voices of young people to be heard by future decision-makers in our communities and help foster belonging for children and youth, and in particular, to support young people in feeling valued, heard, and included.