The City of Brampton recently announced it’s hosting an online event for youth in the city.

The event is called Youth Day and it’s scheduled for Thursday, September 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a ton of different speakers: Orlando Bowen will talk antiracism, Yonah Budd will cover handling anxiety, the Sandy Lion is going to talk fashion and the kinds of issues influencers might face, Anthony McLean will discuss bullying, and last but not least, Daniel Pillai will talk about issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

Youth Day is hosted by City TV’s Cristina Howorun, and the goal is to provide a safe space for Brampton youth to listen to stories of hope, learn better ways to cope, and to stay inspired in 2020.

Youth Day, which is sponsored by BELL, CN, RBC and EB Games, is presented by the City of Brampton COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, and will close with a Q&A period where viewers can ask questions to any of the speakers.

“As a leader in opportunities for youth, Brampton is once again paving the way with our first-ever Youth Day for young people in our community. The COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force was created to engage Brampton’s youth in meaningful ways and help them thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online event is a direct result of this commitment and I encourage everyone to attend this inspirational afternoon,” said Mayor Patrick Brown in a press release.

Co-lead of the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, Councillor Charmaine Williams added, “We know that 2020 has been a challenging time for youth in Brampton. This event was created to help support and empower the incredible young people in our community, as a result of the conversations we have been having with them through the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force. We heard what our community needed and we are delivering.”

Please note that registration is required to attend. Email events@brampton.ca to confirm attendance and receive login information to join the event. Visit www.brampton.ca/bramptonyouthday for full event and speaker details.

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