LFMO has engaged youth in significant capacities. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM), hosted in Calgary Alberta in November 2019, LFMO asked youth participants four questions focused on top concerns for Métis youth; the definition of youth; best ways to engage with Métis youth and ideas to further involve young Métis women. A youth panel was held as well, called “The Way Forward”, with a focus on youth impacts of MMIWG, youth concerns, school and employment, etc. Further, a resolution was also read to include more youth representation at the national level, which the LFMO board endeavoured to work towards including more of and has been working to do.
LFMO seeks to create space for national youth engagement with young Métis women and gender diverse youth from across the homeland. LFMO strives to help youth representatives to develop leadership capacity surrounding their abilities to advocate for gender equality within their communities.
The establishment of an LFMO Youth Network is currently underway, supporting youth voices to help shape the advocacy, policy and programming work of LFMO in the Métis Motherland.