One Young World 2016 Summit


As part of the AstraZeneca Young Health Program (YHP) delegation, the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) and The Sandbox Project were given the opportunity to join YHP in hosting a breakout session at the Summit. The session's focus was on the critical role youth can play in shaping health policy, particularly in the area of non-communicable disease prevention.

Moderated by YCRH Chair Alyssa Frampton, this session welcomed a distinguished panel of youth advocates and senior Canadian politicians and policy makers:

  • Mr. Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth of Ontario
  • Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP, pediatric orthopedic surgeon and founder of The Sandbox Project
  • Ms. Alicia Raimundo, youth mental health advocate and One Young World Ambassador
  • Mr. Martin Reader, Canadian Olympian, Sandbox Project board director and co-founder of StriveLife

Watch YCRH member and Young Health Program delegate Alicia Raimundo address this year's One Young World Summit:


The One Young World 2016 Summit in Ottawa from Sept. 28th to Oct. 1st marked the first year this international gathering was held in Canada, with health as a major focus. For more information, please visit the One Young World website.