The Summit

The Young’ Summit was able to bring together leaders from the Haitian, African, Caribbean and English-speaking communities.

Initiated by some 30 actors, community organizations and associations active in the field for several years, the Socio-Economic Summit for the Development of Black Communities Youth (Young Summit) is an innovative network who gives the mission to contribute to Quebec’s economic and social development, focusing more specifically on the contribution of young people from black communities.

 

Our approach

  • Breaking silos
  • Learning from past initiatives
  • Consolidating existing players
  • Propose a maximum of 5 concrete initiatives
  • Dealing with youth issues in a holistic way
  • Consistency with the government’s youth strategy
  • Promote synergies or community of practice
  • Joint funding (governments, communities and civil society)

Our story

2015

September 23, 2015

Meeting of community actors and actresses in the initiative of Mr. Frantz Benjamin, President of the Montreal City Council (2013-2017)

November 2015 to December 2016

Continuous working meetings (committee, partners, organisation and content)

2016

July 2016

Creation of the Black Community Economic Development Consultation and Action Table (TADEC)

June - August 2016

Survey/survey of youth in black communities (Youth Forum and other consultations)

April 2016 to September 2016

Search and documentation

July 2016

Creation of the Black Community Economic Development Consultation and Action Table (TADEC)

September 2016

Filing a first guidance document

November 2016

Public consultations

2017

July 2017

Incorporation of the Young Summit

September 2017

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Quebec (Executive Council – Youth Secretariat)

2018

27 January 2018

Public Accountability Meeting