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Prime Minister’s Youth Council

From now until November 30, 2018, the Government of Canada will be accepting applications to form a new Prime Minister’s Youth Council of Spring 2019. Applicants need to be in between the ages of 16 and 24. Canadian Francophone youth with a college background to apply are encouraged to apply, but of course, any and

Pride in Canada 2018

Pride is one of the most highly anticipated summer events for Canadians. Official Pride month is in June, not just for Canadians, but for everyone all over the world. This year, Toronto proudly held its 38th annual Pride festival; one of Canada’s biggest summer festivals. On June  1st the Pride flag was raised, marking the

NYO Migrations TD Tour

On July 24th, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO) kicked off their 2018 Migrations TD Tour in Parry Sound, Ontario. This orchestra of 95 toured from Canada to to Europe with a total of 8 concerts and several chamber group performances along the way. The young musicians thrilled audiences in Toronto, Montreal, St. Catharine’s,

Young Company 2018

On a gorgeous summer’s day, in the streets of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, you hear the voices of the 2018 Young Company singing outside, from the steps of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Aqsarniit, meaning Northern Lights in Inuktituk, was the name of the 2018 Young Company show. Through speech, song and dance, this

NUFSICISUM Award Winner Profile: Janice Kok

Janice describes the surprise moment as ‘unbelievable’ when she discovered that she is one of six winners of this year’s NUFSICISUM youth leadership award through music. “I never thought I would be in this place right now. I’ve been recognized for this national honour, and find that really special because it’s national and there are

Thank you Erez!

This past summer we had a fabulous summer student join the Coalition for work on the Youth4Music program. Erez Zobary is a recent graduate of the Queen’s University undergraduate program and is continuing this Fall, studying toward a degree in education. Erez’s positive and easy going attitude mixed with excellent communication skills and passion for

Leadership 101: Finding your passion

As a young person, finding your inner leader can sometimes seem daunting. There are always so many youth doing inspiring things, but sometimes it’s hard to find opportunities join the movement. Here at the Coalition, we believe that everyone has the potential to become a young leader. That’s why we are launching this Leadership 101

Highlight on National Youth Leadership

“Music saved my life.” For George Murga, music is an outlet for creative escape. It all began with church music, when George started playing piano at the age of 6. In grade 7 he picked up the trumpet and never looked back. It was in high school when he really fell ‘into the world of