The Third Annual Student Equity Leadership Summit

On May 8, I had the opportunity to attend the Halton District School Board’s Student Equity Leadership Summit. This Summit brought together local business and community leaders, young people and government officials and offered them an opportunity to come and work together to better our communities.

Each year, the Student Equity Leadership Summit focuses on an important theme and this year was no different as the importance of social justice and financial literacy were highlighted. Inspiring youth to pursue business and ethics will benefit our community for years to come.

Witnessing our current business and community leaders coming together with our future leaders, I was reminded of the important role Regional government plays in providing our young people an opportunity to fulfill their potential. Civic engagement not only plays an important role in shaping our Region but also provides the youth of Halton a chance to help influence changes happening around them.

The Student Equity Leadership Summit reminds us all that one of the duties of the present generation is to help build a foundation from which the next generation will learn about their responsibility as Canadians to think globally and act locally. I’m happy to say that as I met Halton’s young people, I know our future is in good hands.

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