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City of Brampton to host its first-ever Youth Day, with online event to support and empower youth


​BRAMPTON, ON (August 21, 2020) – The City of Brampton’s COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force presents Youth Day on Thursday, September 3 from 12 to 3 pm! Join us for an exciting lineup of speakers and an open Q&A streamed online.

Hosted by City TV’s Cristina Howorun, Youth Day is a virtual space for young people to hear stories of hope, learn ways to cope, and stay inspired in 2020. This is the first time that Youth Day is being presented by the City of Brampton. Hear remarks from Mayor Patrick Brown, City Councillor Charmaine Williams and City Councillor Harkirat Singh, and stories from five expert speakers on five special topics as follows.

• BELL presents Mental Health - overcome anxiety with a Plan B with expert Yonah Budd
• Anti-Racism with One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization founder Orlando Bowen
• LGBTQ+ Equality with celebrated host, writer and producer Daniel Pillai
• Transparency with Influencers, with fashion guru The Sandy Lion 
• Bullying with diversity and inclusion motivational speaker Anthony McLean

The afternoon will wrap up with an engaging open Q&A featuring all of the speakers.

Brampton Youth Day is proudly sponsored by BELL, CN, RBC and EB Games.

Registration is required to attend. Please email events@brampton.ca to confirm attendance and receive login information to join the event. Visit brampton.ca/bramptonyouthday for full event and speaker details.

COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force

The City of Brampton COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force is co-led by City Councillor Charmaine Williams and City Councillor Harkirat Singh. The task force supports the needs of Brampton’s youth, ages 14 to 29, during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing resources and supports, liaising with more than 40 youth-serving local organizations, keeping youth engaged online at home, and more. Click here for more information.

Youth Friendly Community Designation

This year, the City of Brampton has received the Platinum Status Youth Friendly Community designation from Play Works, a program supported by Parks and Recreation Ontario. This is the third time the City has been recognized for its outstanding commitment to growth and development opportunities for youth, and is one of three communities to receive the top platinum designation this year. Click here to learn more.

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“As a leader in opportunities for youth, the City of Brampton is once again paving the way with our first-ever Youth Day for young people in our community. The COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force was created to engage Brampton’s youth in meaningful ways and help them thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online event is a direct result of this commitment and I encourage everyone to attend this inspirational afternoon.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“We know that 2020 has been a challenging time for youth in Brampton. This event was created to help support and empower the incredible young people in our community, as a result of the conversations we have been having with them through the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force. We heard what our community needed and we are delivering.”

- Charmaine Williams, City Councillor, Wards 7 & 8; Co-Lead, COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, City of Brampton

“Brampton’s youth are bold, ambitious, and inspiring, and we have invited expert speakers on special topics to help support their bright futures and keep that momentum going. The COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force is dedicated to supporting the young people in Brampton.”

- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Co-Lead, COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is proud to present Youth Day, featuring an engaging line up of speakers on topics relevant and important for youth today. Council and City staff’s dedication to Brampton’s youth has made this event possible, and you don’t want to miss it.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
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