The Age of Worry: Youth-Specific Impacts of COVID-19

2020, Community Building, Series Distant Not Disengaged

How are under 30’s being impacted by COVID and what responses are missing? Share your needs and ideas in a virtual dialogue!

Guiding Questions

  • How do particular features of youth life (less rooted, renting, school, part-time work, multiple contracts, roommates, transit users) create unique challenges in a time of physical distancing and social upheaval? 
  • What youth needs are currently left out or unaddressed by COVID-19-specific government policy and actions?
  • What resources and initiatives are available to youth to support their health (financially, mentally, physically, emotionally)?
Thu, 16 Apr 2020

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. (PT)

Online Event

Distant, Not Disengaged

Distant, Not Disengaged was created as an experimental and innovative online event series to illuminate the urgent issues and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was a collaboration between SFU Public Square, the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and community partner CityHive.

Watch the Series Recap


Robert Barnard - Youthful Cities

Dylan Cohen - Community Organizer

Cristina Ilnitchi - Student Advocate, UBC AMS

Lindsay McKinnon - Broadway Youth Resource Centre  

Further Reading

View Presentation Slides and Key Takeaways

Distant, Not Disengaged Final Report

Learn about the series’ impact on community connection and dialogue in this report featuring testimonials, media highlights, supporting resources and more.


Distant, Not Disengaged Events