There’s no question about it: economically speaking, young people have borne the brunt of COVID-19.
In Canada, youth are experiencing record high rates of unemployment. They’re overrepresented in the precarious and frontline work that puts them most at risk to both the virus itself and to income insecurity. Students are graduating into the deepest recession the country has seen since the great depression, which will significantly impact their career trajectories and lives for years to come.
As civil society organizations and governments work to not just rebuild communities, but build them back better and stronger, they’ll undoubtedly be looking to bolster and empower young people. To do so effectively, they’ll need to pay close, nuanced attention to the perspectives of youth themselves, say advocates.
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