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Layla Belmahi

Layla Belmahi
Layla Belmahi is passionate about supporting and connecting individuals and groups to achieve greater social justice. She joined the CBYF team to support communities in English and in French.

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Lessons from Brussels: Exploring Social Initiatives for Youth in Europe

Posted by Layla Belmahi on June 12, 2023

 

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

Photo Credit: Layla Belmahi 

At the end of April 2023, as part of my duties with the Tamarack Institute’s Communities Building Futures for Youth team (CBYF), I had the opportunity to accompany Concertation Saint-Léonard on an exploratory mission to Brussels. The objective: to learn more about youth civic participation and other issues that concern them (urban safety, living in an intercultural context, housing, etc.), in a Belgian context. The Saint-Léonard delegation, which also included partners such as Accueil aux immigrants de l’Est de Montréal, the YMCA, and the DOD Basketball Organisation, had the opportunity to meet Belgian partners and learn more about the following initiatives:

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The Unspoken Reality of Being Young and Involved in Spaces of Power

Posted by Layla Belmahi on May 2, 2022

Does it show that I'm younger? Should I dress differently? Can I speak up and give my opinion in this conversation? Am I qualified for the job? 

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