On July 16 and 23, 2020, Greater Victoria community members came together for two Youth Vital Conversations about youth financial well-being in our region. In the 2019 Victoria Vital Signs report, 61% of youth under 30 indicated the cost of living, including post-secondary education and housing, was a major issue facing Greater Victoria. This, as well as uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, reinforced the importance of bringing together the community to talk about the challenges and opportunities related to youth financial well-being.
With the support of a strong, dynamic, and creative Youth Advisory team, the Victoria Foundation, in partnership with Coast Capital Savings, hosted two conversations amid a global pandemic. Due to constraints posed by COVID-19, the conversations were virtual, and comprised of highly interactive panel discussions with local experts and youth with lived experience, with the goal of fostering dialogue on the new job economy, changing rental market, virtual work and post-secondary options, and employment reskilling.
Please find the Youth Financial Well-Being Summary Report here.
View the entire July 16 event here.
View the entire July 23 event here.