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.
Yet decisions are still being made about everything from school reopening to vaccination strategies that fail to take into account the needs of children and youth.
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.
That's why Davenport MPP Marit Stiles has tabled The Centring Youth in Pandemic Recovery Act to:
- Establish a post-pandemic Child & Youth Action plan, created in consultation with youth leaders and experts in education, child development and mental health, as well as boards and frontline workers, to be reviewed every two years by the premier.
- Create a COVID-19 Recovery Youth Secretariat to consider Ontario legislation through a lens that optimizes the well-being of children, youth, and young adults; and a standing committee to report to the government on findings.
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WATCH MPP Stiles table the bill on May 19, 2021: