CBC Kids News Want to bring about positive change? Tips from kid activists

CBC Kids News Want to bring about positive change? Tips from kid activists

If 2019 was any indication, kids’ voices are louder than ever, as thousands of young Canadians have been taking part in mass demonstrations. The climate strikes that have been happening in nearly every city are a youth-led movement that’s become impossible for adults to ignore. But those aren’t the only youth-led marches we saw last year. In April, thousands of students in Ontario hit the streets all across the province to take a stance against changes to education. “I have always known that young people are powerful,” said 18-year-old activist Rayne Fisher-Quann. “We know what we want and we have a voice.” Fisher-Quann was the driving force behind the Students Say No protest in Ontario, where kids from more than 700 schools walked out of class to protest against increased class sizes and mandatory online courses, among other things. In 2018, she helped organize a protest against changes to the sex-ed curriculum in Ontario. From Fisher-Quann to Greta Thunberg, kids are showing that activism can make a difference.

  • 2020
  • 00:03:21
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/20/2020
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