Two Daughters of the Vote win Samara's Every Day Political Citizen Award. Congratulations Janelle and Teagyn!!
In an unprecedented outcome, four amazing youth tied for under-30 Every Day Political Citizen! Check out Rick Mercer announcing the awards here. Among the four winners were two Daughters of the Vote.
Janelle Hinds, Daughter of the Vote for Mississauga Centre and the entrepreneur behind Helping Hands was nomiated by author Margaret Atwood.
In the words of Atwood:
"Janelle is supremely qualified as an Everyday Political Citizen. She has founded and worked on so many programmes–Helping Hands, Phase One, Daughters of the Vote–to change the game positively, especially for those in STEM for who don't fit the standard image."
Youth for Lateral Kindness co-founder Teagyn Vallevand who attended Daughters of the Vote in Whitehorse, the Yukon was also received the honour. Teagyn was picked by Julie Caron-Malenfant.
In the words of Caron-Malenfant:
"Through her courage to speak up about violence, and her commitment to increasing dialogue and giving youth a voice, Teagyn is quite simply inspiring!"
« Parce qu’elle a le courage de parler de la violence, qu’elle se consacre à favoriser le dialogue et à donner une voix aux jeunes, Teagyn est tout simplement inspirante! »