Emily Lints | Regina, Saskatchewan
Emily Lints (she/her) is a student, Founder, and Executive Director. She studies at the University of Regina taking an Honours degree in English as well as certificates in both Public Relations and Non-Profit Leadership and Innovation. Emily is passionate about the non-profit sector and engaging youth. Because of this, she founded the Non-Profit Youth Leadership Network. The NPYLN provides virtual sessions such as networking and professional development to youth aged 16-29 across Canada. The newest NPYLN team is the Youth Engagement Advisors, a group that works directly with non-profit organizations to enhance their youth consultation and engagement as well as aid in the development of youth positions. As the Executive Secretary of Enactus Regina and Co-President of the University of Regina English Students Association, Emily also has a deep involvement in the campus community. Emily hopes to continue her work in the non-profit sector while pursing an MA in English.
About Equal Voice | Daughters of the Vote 2021
About Equal Voice’s Daughters of the Vote 2021 conference, Emily says, “the conference I attended was an amazing chance to learn more about becoming politically engaged and meet other incredibly inspiring women. We had such amazing speakers from across Canada in a variety of different levels and involvement of government. At the end of the conference, we also were addressed by all of the political party leaders and some delegates had a chance to record a video expressing a concern that they would like the government to know. I met some great individuals from Saskatchewan and have even touched base with them after this conference to have some fun nights to watch tv shows together as well as discussions about SK based issues. I am so thankful for this experience.”
From Emily's Blog 'It Starts With Us Women and Youth in Politics'
“Time and time again, I bring up the concept of youth engagement. The Non-Profit Youth Leadership Network’s goal is to allow for more representation of youth in all levels of non-profit organizations and provide youth with the skills to achieve this. However, youth engagement does not stop with just non-profits. Youth are the largest voting bloc in Canada, so we have the power to make change and influence decisions. This is done through community development and advocacy, but also by ensuring we have a seat at the table. I would like to use my knowledge that I have gained over the years as a volunteer, a woman, and a youth to advocate for my Municipal Council in Hamiota, MB to include a youth representative.”