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Nova Scotia groups look to assist youth in the age of COVID-19

Young people in the province are being asked what they need, and how groups can help them
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There are some very adult problems happening in our world right now due to COVID-19 - but youth are facing their own challenges.

That’s according to two youth based organizations in Nova Scotia: Wisdom2Action, and the Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development.

Now, those two organizations are trying to find a way to reach youth in the province to see what support they might need, and any help connecting with family, friends and community. 

Lisa Lachance is the President of Wisdom2Action, and she tells The Sheldon MacLeod Show, they’re reaching out to youth via community groups they deal with, and through an online survey.

“So we actually don’t know how young people were doing, we don’t know how they’re doing now, and because we don’t have things like a children’s advocate, we don’t know what the planning is for the future,” she says.

The message from both group is that youth are the experts on their own experiences, that’s why it’s so important to hear from them about what their needs are.

“To really just get a sense of what could be helpful now and over the next few months for young people and the people that work with them,” says Lachance.

The online survey for youth between the ages of 12 and 30 will be up until at least June 5th, and can be found here: https://www.wisdom2action.org/nsyouthstrong/


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