Engage youth who are homeless or at risk to participate in a photo voice project

It is estimated that there are approximately 65,000 young people across Canada who are homeless or living at homeless shelters and thousands more who are at-risk each year. Youth homelessness isn’t always visible. You may not see it in your community because youth may have found temporary shelter at a friends’ house, or they have migrated to a larger city.

Leadership Thunder Bay in partnership with Thunder Bay Drug Strategy and Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council developed a Community Action Project as an experiential civic leadership opportunity for emerging leaders in our community to become more aware of significant social issues that Thunder Bay faces. It will promote the development of leadership skills for the 2017 Leadership Thunder Bay CAP  though networking with community leaders, with community members, and through creative opportunities to raise awareness about youth homelessness.  The ultimate goal of this project is to provide a platform for youth (13-24) impacted by homelessness to have a voice to share their experiences, their hopes for the future and to raise awareness to youth homelessness in Canada and Thunder Bay.