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ERIC Number: ED503427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Youth Speaks ... P.E.I. Listens! Young Leaders' Forum 2007. Rural Dialogue Summary Report (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, March 9-10, 2007)
Canadian Rural Partnership
This report is a summary of discussions that took place at the Young Leaders' Forum held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI), on March 9-10, 2007. The event was part of the Rural Dialogue, an on-going, two-way discussion between the Government of Canada and Canadians from rural, remote and northern regions. Launched in 1998, the Rural Dialogue is a key citizen-engagement component of the Canadian Rural Partnership (CRP). The CRP is designed to support a horizontal approach to rural development within the Government of Canada that responds to rural, remote and northern priorities. The Dialogue process helps the Government of Canada to better understand local and regional priorities, and provides rural, remote and northern citizens with an opportunity to influence government policies, programs and services that affect them. The report summarizes the main issues and priorities discussed at the Young Leaders' Forum 2007, presented under the four key themes of education; employment and economic development; immigration; and health and wellness. Participants repeatedly emphasized their willingness and desire to be involved in their communities and in policy and decision-making, especially when it comes to policies and decisions that affect young Islanders. They overwhelmingly agreed that a central organization--such as the PEI Youth Network--is an essential resource for Island youth.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Rural Partnership
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