Press Release: Canada gained membership of the International Youth Federation

Melissa Fairey, IYF Representative in Canada

Date: May 28, 2018
Contact: Media Relations,

Press Release: Canada gained membership of the International Youth Federation 

London, United Kingdom:  In a statement issued today, the Executive Board announced that Canada had gained the permanent membership of the International Youth Federation.

According to Statistics Canada, youth aged 24 and younger represents 29.9% of the population of Canada. Our vision at the IYF is to enable Canadian youth to get their voices heard and giving talented and motivated young people the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to actively contribute to the development of their societies.

Executive Board announces Melissa Fairey as International Youth Federation Representative in Canada 

Ms. Melissa is a young leader, community development worker and youth advocate who is passionate about gender equality and youth engagement. She has worked in Chile, Georgia, and Indonesia on development projects focusing on youth rights and women’s health initiative. She advocates for youth involvement in democracy and the promotion of women’s rights. Her work has included non-partisan work engaging young women in the political process. 

Ms. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Development from University of Guelph.


The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empower youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries.


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