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Who is FML?

The non-partisan Forum for Millennial Leadership (FML) is dedicated to strengthening the voice of the largest generation in Canada. We help to #ElectMillennials regardless of party, ideology, or level of government.

The Millennial Reality

There is strong demand for a new generation of federal leaders across geography, gender, generation, and political leanings.

78% of Canadians agree or strongly agree that “younger people need to step up and take leadership in politics,” including 82% of 18-34 year olds and a surprising 80% of 55+ voters. Support exceeds 70% in every region of the country and among 2015 voters for every major political party, including 71% of Conservatives, 87% of Liberals, and 88% of NDP supporters.

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The Forum for Millennial Leadership undertook a unique study of the generational and gender breakdown of the 1100 elected officials in Canada’s Federal, Provincial, and Territorial governments.  Disclosure of the dates of birth of elected officials is not required in Canada, so we had search and scrape data from multiple sources, including direct inquiries to elected officials. The bottom line: Millennials are the largest generation of potential voters in Canada, but are drastically underrepresented at every level of government.

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FML hosted a Nanaimo provincial by-election debate on Monday, January 21st, just before the start of advance voting. Featuring candidates Sheila Malcolmson (BC NDP), Tony Harris (BC Liberals) and Michele Ney (BC Greens), the conversational and constructive debate was moderated by Richard Zussman of Global BC.

Missed the debate?  You can watch the Global BC Live Stream anytime!

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BC’s provincial by-election in Nanaimo promises to be exciting. With three Millennials just elected to Nanaimo City Council and 15,000 residents under 40 eligible to vote in the by-election, younger voters could be critical to the outcome of one of the most important by-elections in recent memory.

Join candidates Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), Tony Harris (BC Liberal) & Michele Nye (Green) for an engaging debate moderated by Global BC’s Richard Zussman.

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2018 saw a lot of bad press and negativity around Millennials. But that’s not the whole story.  Just about every media outlet published their own version of the story of Millennials struggling with affordability. But at FML, we reject the negative narrative about Millennials, and we see “green shoots” of opportunity and hope for the largest generation in Canada.

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Happy Holidays and a huge thank you for supporting the Forum for Millennial Leadership in its first half year!

After launching this summer, we rolled immediately into our inaugural Conference in September. The FML Conference was a remarkable day filled with young, engaged, and inspiring Millennials who are making a difference in business, government, and the community.

 

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Why FML?

Millennials know what #FML means.

We are a generation struggling with debt, underemployment, unaffordable housing, rising costs, and falling real wages. We are fighting to survive, to thrive, and to be taken seriously.

The Forum for Millennial Leadership was launched to #redefineFML.

FML is a non-partisan organization dedicated to strengthening the collective and constructive voice of Millennials in Canada. We refuse to surrender to pessimism. We reject the stereotype of Millennials as a generation of entitled whiners who are professionally and politically disengaged.

Millennials are now the largest generation in Canada. Increasingly, we vote. But we are disproportionally underrepresented at all levels of government. Waiting and complaining won’t change that. So FML is taking action to help #ElectMillennials regardless of party, ideology, or level of government.

It’s time for Millennials to step up, take leadership, and carve out our place at the table.