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Webinar: Involving Youth in Government Decision Making

This webinar has already taken place. You can watch the recording of the webinar below or view on Youtube here and access the presentation materials here.

Openness is more than the mere act of publishing data and information. It also means being more open to different cultures and people, to a diversity of views, and to new ways of thinking. As Government Chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee, the Government of Canada has organized a webinar series on the topic of inclusive open government. The webinar series profiled engagement best practices that could be applied to OGP processes as well as specific initiatives that are increasing the involvement of diverse groups in government decision-making. Different communities of interest have different needs with respect to engagement and consultation processes. This session showcases models for empowering youth to participate in a meaningful way in the development of government programs, policies and services.



  • Natalia Little, Analyst, Open Government, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
  • Christopher Rainer, Executive Director of the Youth Secretariat, Government of Canada 
  • François-Olivier Picard, past member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council
  • Emily Galliazzo, Strategic Planning Analyst, Digital Youth Advisory Council, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
  • Jose Jimenez, member of the Government of Canada’s Digital Youth Advisory Council 
  • Eva Nzila, OGP Youth Advocate
  • Francis Ametepy, OGP Youth Advocate
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