March 18, 2014 – Vancouver, BC Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Minister Valcourt and Kim Harvey, at the “Gathering Our Voices” Aboriginal Youth Conference in Vancouver
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Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Bernard Valcourt participated in today’s opening ceremonies for the “Gathering Our Voices” Aboriginal Youth Conference in Vancouver.
Thousands of Aboriginal youth will gather at this March 18 to 21 conference to share knowledge, network and plan for their futures. Special workshops and presentations will be held over the four day conference as well as cultural, sporting and recreational events.
With more than 400,000 Aboriginal youth projected to be ready to enter the labour market over the next 15 years, helping Aboriginal youth to succeed in school and graduate is critical to helping them reach their full potential and increasing their participation in Canada's economy.
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