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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

The municipal elected on Saturday saw 32 candidates under 40 elected as Mayors and Councillors in Metro Vancouver (27) and the Fraser Valley (5).  Progress was made toward electing younger municipal officials, but there is still a long way to go before young people are adequately represented in a region that is among the largest concentrations of Millennials in Canada.

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The Forum for Millennial Leadership (FML) today released fresh opinion research conducted by Research Co regarding municipal elections in BC. The results show that most British Columbians believe electing younger people to City Councils will change their communities for the better.

When presented with a choice of statements about younger candidates running for municipal office, 77% of British Columbians agreed that “I’m hopeful that younger elected officials will help change my community for the better.”

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FML Conference in the Media

FML celebrated our first conference on September 18th welcoming more than 200 attendees and almost half of the Millennial Candidates in Metro Vancouver.  We’re proud of our strong start, and looking forward to the next steps!

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It is definitely not party, ideology or hobbies. No, it’s simpler than that. It’s their political starting age.  The first time they all held a political office, they were under-40 years old. If they were starting out today, this would make them all Millennials.

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“We need a new energy, new enthusiasm, new understanding, and new passion,” says Smith. “FML doesn’t have to be the feeling of giving up.” It’s time to redefineFML.

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In a recent FML survey, when 18-34 year old British Columbians were asked which level of government most impacts their daily lives, 59% responded that City Councils were more important to them than Federal or Provincial governments.

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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.