YDAY – Prince Edward Island's youth summit is back again. The event brings young people together to connect, collaborate and contribute to the future of Prince Edward Island. This year, YDAY is about taking action.
The Youth Futures Council is a voice for young Islanders on key youth issues. The council leads all YDAY initiatives and gives non-partisan recommendations and guidance to the premier and ministers of provincial government about ways to enhance services, policies, strategies and resources to best serve the interests of young Islanders.
|9:30 am||Arrival, registration with coffee, tea and snacks|
|10:00 am||Welcome and kick-off activity|
|10:30 am||Premier / Minister's address|
|10:50 am||Keynote: Heather Moyse|
|11:40 am||Panel discussion / Q&A—Youth leaders|
|1:00 pm||Introduction to facilitated portion: Getting to Action|
|1:30 pm||Table discussions|
Keynote Speaker: Heather Moyse
Heather Moyse, a four-time Olympian, two-time Olympic gold medalist, World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee and Order of PEI recipient hailing from Summerside, is a multi-sport national athlete, inspirational speaker, ambassador, humanitarian, and above all, champion and leader.
Heather is passionate about empowering others to achieve their potential and uses her personal experiences – and professional training as an occupational therapist – to encourage and inspire others to embrace challenges and face adversity head-on. She wants to see Island Youth believe in the possibilities of achieving their dreams, and to step outside of their comfort zones in order to discover and maximize their potential.
Heather believes we are all capable of way more than we give ourselves credit for, but that we limit ourselves based on what we perceive as being possible or impossible. Heather is the author of Redefining ‘Realistic’ where she calls on readers to believe in the possibilities and discover, for themselves, what they are truly capable of.
What participants had to say about YDAY 2017...
- "Helping me realize that I can make a positive impact in my community and my own life."
- "Great opportunity for youth's voice to be listened to by the government and community."
- Overall, 73% of participants expressed that they attended the event because "they want to be part of exciting projects to shape a better future for youth in PEI."