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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: