The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the life, learning and well-being of Ontario’s children, youth and young adults.
For young women and girls, Black and Indigenous youth, racialized youth, LGBTQ2S+ youth, youth with disabilities and those from low-income backgrounds, the impact has been even more pronounced.
Experts around the world are warning that without a clear plan of action to mitigate the damage to this generation there will be major consequences for our society, and our economy, for years to come.
On Tuesday, March 9, Davenport MPP Marit Stiles tabled a motion to do just that:
Ms. Stiles – That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should establish a Child and Youth Post-Pandemic Recovery Secretariat to develop and implement a Youth Recovery Action Plan to help mitigate the pandemic’s impacts on children, youth and young adults, particularly those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Add your name if you agree, we need a whole-of-government approach that centres children and youth in any recovery plan: