The future of urban work needs youth
The landscape of work is quickly changing across Canada and young Canadians are at the apex. Technological, environmental and social change has thought leaders and think tanks around the world putting in overtime trying to figure out what is in store and how societies and organizations must act and react to work. But with all that focus, two critical forces in our quest to understand the future of work are underrepresented – Youth and Urbanization.
Youthfulcities launched the first Urban Work Index, measuring 21 cities across Canada on their current capacities of urban work from a youth perspective. The index uses an expansive, youth-driven definition for work that includes four thematic areas: Education, Entrepreneurship, Affordability and Employment. The Index was a call for cities to seriously consider how to map out the future of work for youth.
The Future of Work Summit will be a one-of-a-kind experience for 60 young leaders across various Canadian cities and work industries to come together and collaborate on a vision on what the future of work can be. It will be a unique opportunity to amplify the youth voice on the future of work.