Illustration by Stephanie Aleluya
The voices of many Canadians have been heard throughout this pandemic: health professionals, scientists, politicians, media personalities and private citizens. Yet, there is one group whose stories have not been told, and whose perspectives have not been sought – our youth. This despite the fact that they will be forced to deal with the long-term and lasting consequences of the pandemic.
This project highlights how the pandemic has affected youth from various communities, in their own words. It is imperative that we learn and understand their needs, which can then inform the public at large as well as policy-makers on how to foster positive environments for growth now and in the future.
Canadian Youth COVID-19 Experiences
Mount Saint Vincent University - Masters of Nutrition, Halifax, Nova Scotia