Mission youth invited to apply to attend forum

The CCS is holding the Youth Forum May 11 in Vancouver

The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling on Mission youth between the ages of 19 and 25 to apply to attend a provincial Youth Forum in Vancouver May 11.

The forum will provide a venue for youth to share their ideas on health and cancer prevention as well as provide suggestions on what changes they would like to see.

“The Canadian Cancer Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and this forum provides us with an opportunity to hear from future leaders of change who can set the stage for the next 75 years of cancer prevention,” explains Tracy Hoskin, health promotion coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Fraser Valley region.

The forum will also allow youth to learn about cancer prevention and build skills to use within their communities to take action on relevant health and cancer prevention issues.

“This is a chance for youth from across our province to take part in continuing a 75-year legacy of cancer prevention,” says Hoskin. “We know that about half of all cancers can be prevented. Youth are a vital part of stopping cancer before it starts and we need their help.”

The forum will take place at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Youth who are B.C. residents, active or involved in their community and interested in developing leadership skills are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must also be committed to contributing to action in their home communities after the youth forum concludes. Travel expenses will be covered.

Applications are due March 15, and are available through cancergameplan.ca. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1.