There is no doubt that youth engagement is a catch 22. Political parties with limited resources tailor their message to rally their base rather than reach new supporters. Youth don't vote, so they continue to be overlooked. If politics seems irrelevant to your life and campaigns don't address your concerns then why pay attention? On June 12 we need you to answer back.
Beth Elder is the Executive Assistant to the Director of the School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. Prior to this role, Beth was a Legislative Intern in the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme, a non-partisan programme that allows interns to work for two MPPs on opposite sides of the House. Beth has an undergraduate degree in International Development from the University of Ottawa, which included a field course studying environmental sustainability in Kenya and an internship researching gender advocacy strategies in Ghana. She completed a Masters of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto and was a resident Junior Fellow at Massey College. During her masters, Beth was a Policy Consultant with the Public Good Initiative, a pro-bono consulting service, and the Vice-President Academic with the SPPG Students’ Union.
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