Young people gathered for a mayoral forum on Thursday evening that focused on civic issues as articulated by the city’s youth.
Joined by students and teachers from Mulvey School, members of Balmoral Hall School’s community walked five kilometres in support of Girls for the Cure.
Despite having the second largest police force in Canada, Winnipeg has had a 50 percent increase in youth crime over the last five years.
The high cost of living and the difficulty it’s causing Winnipeg youth is a problem candidates have many ideas on how to fix, but few concrete plans.
Finding a clean and affordable place to live is not easy for many young Winnipeggers, who gathered to hear how candidates plan to address this issue.
The issue of poverty was front and centre at the Youth Vital Signs Mayoral Candidates Forum. But young people who were there wanted more specifics from their next mayor.
Poverty, homelessness and safety were just a few of the major topics covered in the Youth Vital Signs Mayoral Forum held recently in downtown Winnipeg.
Where the challenge lies for the current crop of mayoral candidates is making sure youth come back, or don’t leave at all.
Mayoral hopefuls call for better roads, more buses and an end to partisan politics. Can they deliver on their promises?
Ageism and racism were two of the many issues on which young people grilled mayoral hopefuls at the Youth Vital Signs Forum on Thursday evening.