To help people and the planet, you need to be a responsible citizen.

  • Responsible citizens have knowledge about their role in their communities, their country, and their world.
  • Responsible citizens participate in activities that make their world a better place.
  • Responsible citizens are change agents that act out against social, economic, and environmental injustices.*


*Adapted from “What Kind of Citizenship? The Politics of Educating for Democracy.” American Educational Research.

Youth are not powerless; each young person has a voice and the ability to act and together, young people can multiply their influence through collaboration, creativity, and a commitment to bring about positive change” -His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada

Watch David Johnston’s keynote video created for LSF here