There is no shortage of conversation in Metro Vancouver about civic disengagement, loneliness, apathy, and a lack of community. At the same time, with municipal elections in October 2018 in cities across Metro Vancouver, governments are wrestling with how to increase civic engagement. We ultimately have cities with disengaged youth, and also cities that are only influenced by a certain portion of the population.
The 30Network aims to change this. Youth are a large untapped resource who have the lived experiences and the skills needed to help solve pressing urban challenges such as civic disengagement.