Maria is pursuing her M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She joined the RCYP Youth Advisory Committee to develop her research skills and share her experiences as a Caribbean Canadian youth. Maria's favourite memory so far is presenting at the RCYP International Conference hosted in Toronto, March 2019.
Anika works as a Teaching Assistant in the Peel District School Board. She joined the Rights of Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP) committee because she strongly believes that every child and youth deserves to be heard and treated with love and respect. Her favourite memory so far is hearing the stories and sharing common experiences with everyone on the Committee. Anika hopes to gain insight on how to analyze data, make a connection with a vast majority of children/youth and bring about change by allowing the children/youth voices to be heard.
Shenessa joined the Youth Advisory Committee because she is a passionate educator striving to be culturally responsive and not to be complicit in social injustice. Shenessa supports the aims of this significant RCYP project and is interested in contributing to the research initiatives as much as possible.