Major youth consultations
The Youth Consultations are an annual event of the Afro Youth Summit, bringing together young people aged 15 to 35. This platform allows young people to discuss their challenges and issues. It is an opportunity for them to clearly express their concerns and commit to participating in their identified solutions.
Quebec youths, particularly young Afro-Quebecers, can thus deepen their social and community commitment by building close relationships with community organizations.
The Afro Youth Summit includes the 2022 Youth Consultations in its 2023-2027 strategic planning. Thus, young people will take part in defining the main directions of the organization for the next three years.
The Declaration of the Afro-Québécoise Youth consultations.
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Yves-Michel Volcy, general director of the Laval School Service Center
Mr. Yves-Michel Volcy will be speaking at the 2023 Youth Consultations. He's the General Director of CSSLaval, Quebec, with over two decades of experience. He's dedicated to supporting underprivileged youth and holds advanced degrees in education and school administration. Mr. Volcy's journey, as a Quebecer of Haitian origin, resonates with the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Myrlande Pierre, vice-president of the charter mandate, Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights
Ms. Myrlande Pierre, Vice-President of Quebec's Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights, will speak at the 2023 Afro-Québécoise Youth Consultations. She's an immigration and racialized minority integration expert, engaging in global forums, including the UN's Committee on Racial Discrimination.
On the other hand, Mr. Yves-Michel Volcy, with a Master's in education, has an impressive career at CSS Laval spanning two decades, evolving from a teacher to the director of educational services. He actively supports persistent youth through Fonds 1804, earning recognition during Black History Month in 2017. A Haitian Quebecer, Mr. Volcy embodies Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.
Philippe-André Tessier, president of the commission on human rights and youth rights
Mr. Philippe-André Tessier, President of the National Assembly, will speak at the 2023 Afro-Québécoise Youth Consultations. With a background in law and leadership, he's a valuable addition. He served as interim president, practiced labor and employment law, and held roles in professional organizations. His insights will enrich the event.