This new report warns of a “lockdown generation” — and has six big ideas for how to prevent it

A new report from YWCA Canada and YMCA Canada calls on all sectors, including government, private, and non-profit, to design a pandemic recovery that includes youth

Why It Matters

Young people in Canada are struggling. A majority of youth report deteriorating mental health since the pandemic began. Youth unemployment rates are still at a high. And the services vulnerable youth rely on are at risk.

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