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YDM Meeting (November 2007)

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At the first Young Decision Makers Meeting, 60 youth and adults from organizations across the country came together to explore ideas to build and shape a meaningful process and structure for youth decision making in Canada at a national level.

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YDM Conference (November 2007, Ideas and recommendations)

YDM 2007 Recommendations

The following are ideas put forth by adult and youth participants who attended the first Young Decision Makers (YDM) conference in Deerhurst, Ontario. The attendees of the three-day conference (from November 30, 2007 to December 2, 2007) gathered to discuss the details and the importance of a national youth voice.

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YDM Summary Report (November 2008)

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The Young Decision Makers (YDM) held its third meeting from November 20th to 23rd at Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, Ontario. There were more than 55 youth (those under 18), young adult and adult ally participants coming from all over Canada. From the coasts of British Columbia to Newfoundland and as far north as Nunavut we came together to learn about past projects and to further understand how we can all help ensure youth are a part of the decision-making process.

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YDM Conference (February 2010)

YDM Network's 4th national meeting

The Young Decision Makers (YDM) Network's 4th national meeting took place in Cornwall, Ontario from February 11 to 14, 2010. We had nationwide participation from various organizations, age groups, races and types of youth and adults. The 115 participants were divided into seven groups, which used the YDM Model to work through their topic. Topics included poverty, drugs, healthy lifestyles, youth involvement and discrimination.

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2012 Unite and Ignite (YDM model in action)

Unite and Ignite 2012 (YDM model in action)

Rural Youth retention, engagement, and attraction

At the 2012 Unite and Ignite conference there were six key issues that were discussed. This report discusses the key issue youth retention, attraction and engagement in small communities.

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