May 23, 2013
Toronto, ON—The Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance/Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada–Ontario (UKPC/FCYA-ON) calls on all youth and young workers to take action and participate in the province-wide youth conference, titled “Making the Youth Count in Canada’s Future: The Struggle of Young Workers in the Age of Austerity and Neoliberal Globalization.” The conference will be held on August 3rd at the United Steelworkers Hall in Toronto.
For youth in Canada, the policies that continue to be implemented by the Conservative government as part of the neoliberal agenda of globalization indicate the relentless and worsening attacks on our present conditions and future livelihoods can no longer be denied.
As witnessed in mounting student debt and the rise of contractual/”flexible” work, along with the decline of meaningful, full-time positions and job security for all, the impacts of regressive changes to social programming, education and labour need to be addressed more than ever. Recognizing this pressing need is crucial, especially in light of the resultant intensification of the struggles universally faced by youth in Canada’s racialized and marginalized communities and the concurrent global economic crisis.
As such, “Making the Youth Count in Canada’s Future: The Struggle of Young Workers in the Age of Austerity and Neoliberal Globalization” aims to open the necessary venue in order that the working Canadian youth understand the impacts of today’s worldwide economic crisis and neoliberal globalization. As well, the conference aims to collectively bring out strategies that will be pivotal as the youth advance their struggle against neoliberal globalization. Registration is now open.
“Making the Youth Count in Canada’s Future: The Struggle of Young Workers in the Age of Austerity and Neoliberal Globalization”
August 3, 2013
United Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Registration fee is $15 (includes meals and conference materials)
REGISTER NOW: http://bit.ly/maketheyouthcount