As part of the Government of Canada's efforts to continue the dialogue with youth, the 2003 National Rural Youth Conference, Young Canadians, Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, was held in Orillia/Ramara, Ontario from May 2-4, 2003.
This event brought together over 60 young Canadians (between the ages of 18 to 29) from rural, remote and northern communities across the country. The conference gave participants a valuable opportunity to discuss their roles as innovators and develop strategies, skills and tools to strengthen their leadership within their communities. The main topics of discussion at the conference were "Innovation," "Partnerships" and "Entrepreneurship." Rural Youth in Action: Lessons in Community Leadership highlights the successes of these young leaders, as well as the difficulties they faced and overcame. It's hoped that other youth from across Canada may apply these lessons as they carry out their own community projects. It also includes useful tips on mentorship, funding and promotion, and features detailed descriptions of two projects and interviews with the proponents.
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