Message by PM Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau on the International Youth Day
August 12, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau: Hello, everyone! Happy International Youth Day!
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau: Today, we celebrate young people – your power, your potential and your dreams.
Prime Minister Trudeau: Everywhere we go, we meet young people who are following their passions and making a difference in the world. You’re constantly finding creative new ways to serve your communities and you bring energy and drive to tackle the greatest challenges we face: from climate change, to making gender equality a reality, to building a more just and inclusive world.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau: You are all leaders in your own right. So, as you make your way through this world, make sure you listen to your intuition, your inner voice and your heart. Pay attention to what matters most to you, what lights you up, and question the people, the TV shows, the social media commentaries – whatever it is that hurts you or makes you doubt your own self-worth.
Prime Minister Trudeau: How do you see yourself making positive change? What’s your vision for your community and our world? We want to make sure you have the tools you need to make a difference where it matters to you.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau: We also know that being young isn’t easy. We’ve been there, right? It’s so important to take care of yourself. You know, when I told my story, I felt vulnerable. But it was part of my road to recovery. So, be vulnerable. Be real. Share your stories and your struggles because you could save yourself or someone else in the process.
Prime Minister Trudeau: Thank you, from Sophie and me, for everything you do to bring positive change to our world. We’re in this together and finding our ways of making a difference. So, support each other, be bold and dream big.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau: Bye, guys!