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Mayor encourages public to take part in this forum

NEWS RELEASE CITY OF SAULT STE MARIE ************************* On January 30, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) announced the Youth Engagement Forum 2014 to be held in Sault Ste. Marie on February 11 at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn.
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CITY OF SAULT STE MARIE

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On January 30, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) announced the Youth Engagement Forum 2014 to be held in Sault Ste. Marie on February 11 at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn.  

Youth service providers and adult allies in the Algoma district will take part in the forum, setting out to engage youth (aged 15-29) and youth workers.
 
The purpose is to share information and ideas about the barriers, gaps and opportunities that exist related to education, employment and entrepreneurship while mobilizing the community to act on the opportunities and challenges identified.

Mayor Debbie Amaroso advocates for the initiative saying, “The Youth Engagement Forum 2014 is an excellent opportunity to connect relative organizations directly to the youth in our community. I am in full support of creating a space for youth not only to learn about the resources and supports in Sault Ste. Marie, but also for a two-way dialogue between providers and youth who use their services. This is a great example of the grassroots community engagement approaches that will aid in making our community Age-Friendly.”

The one-day event will be presented in a two-part format.

Part One runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a focus on youth service providers.
 
The agenda includes the Youth Jobs Strategy, presented by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment and Ministry of Research and Innovation (MEDTE/MRI).
 
Presentations by local organizations on innovative practices to engage youth, and youth-focused dialogues and discussions will also take place.

Part Two runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a focus on youth.
 
Engaging youth stakeholders and participants in an open space forum with action-oriented presentations by youth in the community are included in the afternoon agenda.  

Youth, or any others interested in attending the event, can register by visiting here.

The Youth Engagement Forum 2014 is funded with support from the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, the Ministry of Research and Innovation, and the Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation. 
 
For more information on the forum, click here or contact Diana Medaglia, Marketing and Communications Manager, at (705) 942-7927 extension 3138.
 
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