The Youth Vital Signs Mayoral Forum was presented by The Winnipeg Foundation on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium in the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The forum, inspired by the Youth Vital Signs Survey, brought together Winnipeg’s mayoral candidates to answer pointed questions from the city’s young people.

A number of budding journalists from Red River College’s Creative Communications program were in attendance, and they filed these reports for CNC:

Winnipeg youth press for inclusive society

By Danielle Doiron on October 17, 2014
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.

 

Youth looking for details in mayoral candidates’ promises

By Jason Dueck on October 17, 2014
Young people gathered for a mayoral forum on Thursday evening that focused on civic issues as articulated by the city’s youth.

 

Young people critical of weak approach to safety

By Riley Chervinski on October 17, 2014
When it comes to being safe in Winnipeg, youth want effective action from mayoral hopefuls.

 

All the right questions garner few satisfactory answers

By Mike Kontzamanis on October 17, 2014
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.

 

Candidates promise affordable housing for young people

By Brittany Hobson on October 17, 2014
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.

 

Should I stay or should I go?

By Scott Billeck on October 17, 2014
Where the challenge lies for the current crop of mayoral candidates is making sure youth come back, or don’t leave at all.

 

Youth challenge candidates with tough questions on serious issues

By Courtney VanCaeyzeele on October 17, 2014
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.

 

Candidates criticize infrastructure, transit and old school politics

By Rob Mahon on October 17, 2014
Mayoral hopefuls call for better roads, more buses and an end to partisan politics. Can they deliver on their promises?

 

Candidates focus on economic challenges facing young people

By Erin DeBooy on October 17, 2014
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.

 

More efficient police force best crime fighting weapon

By Brooke McFarland on October 17, 2014

Despite having the second largest police force in Canada, Winnipeg has had a 50 percent increase in youth crime over the last five years.