Mayor's Youth Summit takes place at City Hall on October 12

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City of Ottawa

The Mayor's Youth Summit will be held on Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall. The registered in-person participants, plus youth who will participate in the live webcast, will have a chance to share their ideas on how to make Ottawa a more youth-friendly city.

The Summit agenda is as follows:

9 a.m. – Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mathieu Fleury, Honourary Chair of the Mayor's Youth Summit, open the Summit

9:25 a.m. – Speeches commence, including addresses by Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Co-President of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, and Hélène Campbell, an Ottawa youth and organ donation advocate

9:45 a.m. – Keynote speaker David Hale, Soshal Group

10:30 a.m. – Youth Panel/Town Hall featuring various speakers

12:55 p.m. – Discussion groups (held in various meeting rooms in City Hall)

2:45 p.m. – Summary of discussions and closing remarks by Mayor Watson

Activities will be held at Jean Pigott Place and Andrew S. Haydon Hall, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

City staff and elected officials will be on hand at the Summit to participate in six discussions groups, with each group focusing on a different topic. The topics for discussion are: employment, volunteering and civic engagement, safety, health and youth entrepreneurship.

Registration for the Mayor's Youth Summit opened on September 10 and all spaces were filled quickly. Youth can also participate in the Summit on October 12 by following along online at ottawa.ca/youth and by submitting questions or comments on Twitter the day of the event using the hashtag #ottyouth.