Young Voices magazine has been around longer than Canadian Living, Toronto Life and TV Guide.

This annual publication, which started in 1965, is a compilation of teen writing and visual art that is selected by an Editorial Youth Advisory Group. “Having my poem featured in Young Voices was one of the best experiences of my life. It allowed me to gain confidence in both my writing and myself,” said Allanah Lennox, a contributor to the magazine.

The annual Young Voices Writers’ Conference was held October 10 at North York Central and drew 145 participants. This free, full-day conference provides aspiring young writers with practical guidance through workshops on a variety of topics including how to produce a comic, how to become a playwright and how to use language to its best effect.

“Writing is so private and it has been hard for my daughter to find others who express themselves through writing,” said a mother of one of the participants. “She’s really happy for the opportunity to learn and support each other.”

Young Voices is generously supported by Deloitte and the Daniels brothers in honour of their mother, Norine Rose.

Learn more about this popular program.