A consultation project for community partners, schools and young people in Quebec

My Voice Matters! is an initiative of the RCJEQ to involve young people in Quebec in concrete recommendations that bring them together and bring them together.

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My Voice Matters! is an initiative of the RCJEQ whose heart is the participation of young people in Quebec in concrete recommendations that bring them together and bring them together.

In 5 years, Quebec will have more citizens over 65 than young people under 20. Faced with social, economic, technological and environmental challenges that are multiplying and becoming more complex, it has become essential to give young people a voice. It is with this in mind that the Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec (RCJEQ) has initiated a consultative process with the dynamic youth of Quebec. Unveiled on the 20e RCJEQ congress, the project My Voice Matters! is meant to be an exercise in democracy and commitment.

My Voice Matters! is a project to propel the voice of young people and give them a central role in the development of Quebec. This is a broad consultation across the province on multiple issues to act now and for tomorrow.

A project that mobilizes

The consultation project My Voice Matters! aims to offer all young people in Quebec a space of expression to propose solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Young people from all regions have access to an online consultation and can also join an event organized locally by the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi (CJE) and their partners.

In fact, public consultations will take place throughout Quebec between October and December. Several strong moments of participation and communication will be proposed in order to achieve the publication of concrete proposals. 3 axes and 39 themes have been targeted so that each young person can understand the issues, participate in their community and develop their full potential and that of Quebec.

All the actors who feel concerned by youth issues are also invited to participate actively in the consultations by mobilizing the young people with whom they intervene around the project and by disseminating all the information in their community. Community partners and schools can conduct their own consultations in order to promote the issues that are their priority. The RCJEQ thus wishes to allow all individuals to express themselves on the issues that concern them. 

The objectives of the process

The main objective of My Voice Matters! is to give a voice to young Quebecers so that they can share their aspirations and priorities for the coming years. The project aims to develop the capacities of young people to act and to provide them with a platform to contribute to youth policies in Quebec and Canada.

The contributions of young people will be used to develop creative and inspiring proposals so that young people from Quebec find their place in society. The results of the consultation will be presented in the first quarter of 2018 and subsequently presented to public decision-makers.

More about the magazine

In order to discover and participate in this citizen involvement and commitment project alongside young people, the RCJEQ makes various tools available on its website. website :

The project page My Voice Matters! brings together all the information necessary for the consultation and allows as many people as possible to participate actively.

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Alexane Saint-Amant-Ringuette
Alexane Saint-Amant-Ringuette
Alexane is the editor of the École branchée online news feed. She has a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of British Columbia as well as a master's degree in intercultural mediation from the University of Sherbrooke. She also acts as a communications advisor for the organization Idée Éducation entrepreneuriale.

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