Youth Employment Lobby. Terms of Reference

Publisher:  Vivenne Young, coordinator, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1978  
Pages:  5pp   Price:  Free  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX938
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The purpose of YEL is to mount a campaign for full youth employment by focussing in on the real causes of youth unemployment, the shortage of jobs and the myths which blame young people for their dilemma.

Abstract:  The purpose of YEL is to mount a campaign for full youth employment by focussing in on the real causes of youth unemployment, the shortage of jobs and the myths which blame young people for their dilemma.

YEL will provide an opportunity for Youth Services Network members and others in the community to come together with a basic position, and to develop strategies. In addition, public education will focus on the real causes of unemployment, the lack of government commitment to full employment, and inappropriate economic priorities. The interpretation of 'full employment' is that all persons ready and willing to work be provided with the opportunity for employment.

The specific objectives of YEL in the short term are: a) To pressure government and community bodies to respond to the problem of youth unemployment in a way that confronts its fundamental causes. b) To produce a public document in popular form representing: the full employment perspective, the need for a more adequate explanation of youth unemployment, and the necessary action required in order to achieve full employment for youth. c) To organize education projects on youth unemployment to be offered to the community to present the full employment framework as the necessary one to understand youth unemployment.

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