Toolkit:
Citizen Education and Promotion of Participation
Kate McCarthy
Canada
SENgage, officially launched in September 2017, aims to bring senators together with young people aged 13 to 30. Our objectives are to support senators in their work with their communities, expand the understanding of the Senate, and enable senators to hear the views of young people. We work in the following three ways: - Arranging for senators to speak to high-school classes and on college, cegep and university campuses, and facilitating meetings with senators for school groups visiting the Senate in Ottawa; - Working with youth-serving stakeholders that foster leadership and civic engagement to provide their members with opportunities to engage with senators; and - Organizing special Senate events related to youth.