Youth Speak News

As students returned to school this month, they were confronted by the challenges of yet another scholastic year marred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Durham board introduces anti-Black racism course

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As anti-racism courses slowly become the norm in schools across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, they’ve not come without their fair share of blowback.

St. Joseph consecration inspires young adults

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Feedback for an online consecration to St. Joseph this past winter was so positive that Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Catholic Young Adult Events is slated to operate the program a second time beginning Sept. 22.

Campus group dissects ‘better off dead’ mentality

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The National Campus Life Network (NCLN)’s latest summer webinar “Better off Dead???” started raw and personal.

Youth a driving force at Campaign Life

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Campaign Life Coalition has been a major player in Canadian pro-life advocacy since it was founded in 1978, and over the years teenagers have provided much of the wind beneath this non-profit’s wings.

Columbian Squires run strong in Ontario

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The Knights of Columbus is a household name to Catholics around the world, but less well-known is its youth leadership organization, the Columbian Squires.

Diverse cultures have voice with Journeying Together

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Teresa Rojo Tsosie’s Catholic faith is one of the most important parts of her life, but she has often felt that as a Native American Catholic, her voice wasn’t being considered or heard by the Church as a whole.

We all have our riches and need to use them

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Like many young people, chartered financial analyst Paul Perrone works in a profession that has little to do with his university studies. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a philosophy degree, a path to the money management industry would have seemed improbable.

Book study group cherishes fellowship

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Making the best of a bad situation has been a common refrain for the past 15 COVID-stricken months, and a nationwide Catholic book study group took this maxim to heart. 

Formation program builds pandemic bonds

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Jim Anderson faced two options when COVID-19 first hit back in March 2020. The director of formation and acting registrar of the St. Therese Institute in Bruno, Sask., could have closed the doors for the duration of the pandemic — or he could devise a way to forge forward. He chose the latter.

New OCY director asks youth to trust God’s plan

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This summer, Catholic youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be welcomed by a new face and voice to encourage them in their faith journey