All year long, social mission organizations will welcome young people into their ranks for internships and temporary work experience. Many, however, fail to truly engage young workers — a misstep that not only undervalues young people, but fails to take advantage of their potential to bring innovative solutions to the table.
This series aims to highlight the journeys and insights of 25 young directors who are challenging the status quo of non-profit governance. While Canadian youth aged 18-30 are actively involved in volunteering, youth representation on governance boards remains low.
With our runway for addressing SDGs uncertain and a price tag growing on saving the planet for the next generation, the search for social innovations and sustainable solutions is more pressing than ever. Sharing decision-making power with youth is a vital piece of the puzzle.