This project engaged 7 youth to research the impact of Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC) across Ontario. In Algoma, youth were placed with East Algoma CFDC and the CDC of Sault Ste. Marie. Youth perspectives focused on research questions related to youth out-migration, regional partnerships, and entrepreneurship. The CFDCs are in the position to communicate economic opportunities and establish partnerships for tomorrow’s youth, but communities must be the leaders of their own projects, providing assistance by businesses, individuals, and agencies in the communities where they operate.
David Thompson, Ashleigh Sauvé