YLAC takes 40 Black and Indigenous Youth to Obama


40 racialized Ottawa youths will travel to Toronto to listen to Michelle Obama speak and inspire them to be a positive change in their communities.

Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — The Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC) is bringing 40 racialized young people from Ottawa to listen to Michelle Obama speak about education and equality for girls and women.

On November 28, 2017, the group will travel by train thanks to Via Rail and the Economic Club of Canada who have sponsored their travel accommodations.

YLAC organized this once in a lifetime day trip for its members and SMART START 2017 Ambassadors to inform them about the economics of gender inequality and the importance of financial literacy. “Ensuring representation at this event aligns with our overall mandate of equipping young people with the skills required to become well informed leaders” says Eldon Holder, YLAC Director of Community Engagement.

This trip will equip young people with knowledge and skills they’ll need to create a better, more equal future for everyone.

About the Young Leaders Advisory Council

The Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC), founded in 2016, seeks to provide a platform for young, racialized Canadians to become leaders. Through education, networking, and mentorship, YLAC provides young Canadians with a space to gain the tools, skills, and resources they need to become leaders today.

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