Head & Hands envisions a society in which all youth are full participants inspired by the endless possibilities open to them. We write today in support of Quebec’s youth-led student movement for accessible education and affordable tuition. We stand in solidarity with the Coalition Large de l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (CLASSE) and other student organizers. We strongly support their mobilization for accessible education, and applaud their efforts to open larger discussions of social justice linked to the structure and function of post-secondary education in our society.
Working to support youth on a daily basis, we experience the positive effects of accessible education and affirm its fundamental contribution to the well-being of our communities. We believe strongly in the power of politically engaged youth to create positive change in our societies, and recognize the tangible products of student strikes throughout decades past in Quebec. We hope this mobilization will extend to address the multiple systemic barriers that marginalize youth for reasons of race, class, status, ability, gender, or sexuality, among others.
We warmly invite youth from the student movement to contact us for social counselling, legal information or advice, and medical support. All our services are free, confidential, and non-judgemental. We can be reached by phone at 514-481-0277, or in person at 5833 rue Sherbrooke Ouest.