Youth Advisory Council 2020-21
Our Change Makers
The RE:Action4Inclusion Youth Advisory Council is a provincial body of youth from across the province that informs the work of Community Living Ontario. This dedicated team provides recommendations and informs Community Living Ontario about the experience of youth in Ontario. This council meets quarterly to discuss and plan for opportunities to support young community builders to break down barriers to inclusion. This movement is a youth movement, led by youth. To learn more about this council’s priorities please explore this page!
From left to right: Morgan, Eva, Jesse, Abbie, Nick, Gavin (Absent from photo Cameron, Olivia and Ashlyn)
Our 2020-21 Goals
amplify youth voice and ideas
Empower young people by informing them about their rights to a quality education.
Preparing youth for employment and encourage inclusive hiring practices.
Bring youth together through the Ontario Youth United Initiative
Youth Advisory Council Members 2020-21
Abbie Lives in: Simcoe, ON
“Reaction4Inclusion has made a difference and change for local communities and the province. They have been able to give a voice to youth and support them to make an impact on Canada.”
Morgan Lives in: South Grenville, ON
“I believe in R4I because I have seen the impact it has on the youth and allies who attend the conferences and workshops, including myself. R4I works to educate us on the everyday barriers that Canadians still face. It has inspired me to create real change in my communities and the country as a whole.”
Jesse Lives in: Bancroft, ON
“I believe in this movement because I want to show everyone that we can overcome the challenges and obstacles that we have been dealing with in our communities. When people join this movement and see what is possible for our communities they will have the imagination that is needed to overcome any obstacle.”
Cameron Lives in: St Marys, ON
“As a great man, named Bono, once said, ‘To be one, to be united is a great thing.But to respect he right to be different is maybe even greater.’ I believe in this movement because we are fighting for the right to be united, equal, and different.”
Johanna Lives in St Marys: ON
“I think that people who don’t necessarily have a voice need to be heard.
That everyone is human no matter who they are or, what makes them unique.
Our abilities and aspects of who we are should not change the fact that we are all equally, brilliant and, beautiful in our own.”
Eva Lives in: Stratford, ON
“I support the mission, visions and value of Re:action4Inclusion because I believe it is important that everyone realizes that even though everyone is different, everyone has value and is equally important, no matter their appearance or abilities.”
Olivia Lives in: Cayuga, ON
Quote: “Act as if you make a difference. It does” – William James
I believe in this movement because you have the power to make a difference in young people’s lives, and as young people that is a big deal for us to make maybe just a small difference in someone’s life.
Duncan Lives in: Windsor, ON
“The reason I believe in this movement is because when I was a kid I didn’t have people who could lift me up or that made me feel included. So my goal is to make sure that everyone is included and feels they belong and this moving is creating awareness about how we can accomplish that.”