Generation Lost: Canada's youth employment crisis

Canada's youth unemployment rate is twice as high as their parents generation. But that number doesn't take into account youth who are underemployed, on social assistance, or have just given up looking for work, meaning a record number of young people are in desperate need of a job. In Megaphone #136 we talk to young Vancouverites struggling to find work and ask why the most educated generation in Canadian history can't get a job. 

 

Also in this issue: Researchers at two B.C. universities find Single Room Occupancy tenants have multiple health issues, made worse by hotels substandard living conditions; Atira Women's Resource Society opens the first shipping container homes in Canada; local power-punks beekeeper take us back in the day with another Then & Now concert, with all proceeds going to Megaphone; Megaphone vendor Bob pays tribute to the men who helped shape his life; and much more!

 

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