“From the dynamic student leaders who share their insight and perspective on the Minister’s Youth Council to the students who actively contribute to making their schools and communities better, young people are invaluable partners in our education system and their impact is felt everywhere across our province.

“Young Albertans inspire us every day with their creativity, energy and resilience. Through world-class education, enhanced mental health supports in schools and opportunities to experience the full range of career choices, our government is committed to doing our part to help young Albertans achieve their very best.

“I invite Albertans to encourage youth to speak up on issues that matter to them, reflect on the remarkable contributions made thus far and work towards creating a brighter future for our province and our world not only on this day but all year long.”

Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Education

“Investing in the health and well-being of young Albertans is investing in a better future for all of us in this province.

“Everyone deserves to feel heard and respected, especially the generation that will soon lead this great province. This International Youth Day, I am proud to honour Alberta’s future leaders for their energy, optimism and fresh perspectives, which will do so much to move our province forward.

“I am proud to be part of a government that is working hard to create a better future, filled with more opportunities for Alberta’s youth to achieve success and find support when and where they need it. From job skills to life skills, we are helping young people learn how to stay resilient through difficult circumstances and reach their personal, professional and educational goals.

“To every young person in this province, keep using your voice and sharing your ideas. Alberta’s government is listening.”

Searle Turton, Minister of Children and Family Services