Monday, December 05, 2005

Youth Volunteer Coalition

Newswire Press Release that caught my eye HERE

Justin Trudeau is heading up a coalition of youth oriented volunteer organizations pushing for more funding to allow these organizations to provide more opportunities for Youth to volunteer.

Their introductory (as posted on their website) are:

These NGOs, including some of the largest in the country, agree on the following point: that Canada cannot afford to lose the energy and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of young citizens each year who are ready to give several months of their lives to work as volunteers. Unfortunately, our NGOs lack the required resources, and the great majority of these young applicants are turned away. This little known reality must be brought urgently to the public attention. After considering various courses of action, the Coalition has decided to focus its efforts on presenting the greatest possible number of petitions to Parliament, through MPs and senators.

Anyhow, they have a website HERE where you can download their petition.

Cheers,

Louise

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