for the youth by the youth

Youth Mind is an online magazine made for the youth, by the youth. Our editors and contributors aim to cover content that we believe young people care about.

Whether it’s school, the job market, the environment or social justice, we know that these areas affect — and will continue to affect — our demographic the most.

For this reason we wanted to cover such content with the utmost respect and attention that it deserves.

We hope that Youth Mind will inform, motivate and empower the young people of today.

our team

Ramona Leitao

Ramona Leitao

Managing Editor

Ramona Leitao is the managing editor of Youth Mind. When not writing, or taking photos, you’ll find her baking her signature baguettes while crying to Studio Ghibli soundtracks.

Lior Kozai

Lior Kozai

Copy Editor

Lior Kozai is a reporter and copy editor for Youth Mind. He cares too much about when to write “fewer” instead of “less,” and his most enduring relationship is with the Toronto Raptors.

Lea Clarin

Lea Clarin

Creative Editor

Lea Clarin is the creative editor of Youth Mind. They’re just taking it easy these days but would really like to talk to you about the K-pop group ONEUS.

Dana Hall

Dana Hall

Contributing Editor

Dana Hall is a contributing editor and journalist for Youth Mind and the Newcomer. She enjoys climbing mountains and talking to her plants. Every once in a while, she tries an olive in hopes that she’s developed a taste for them.

Kathleen Charlebois

Kathleen Charlebois

Reporter

Kathleen Charlebois is a reporter for Youth Mind. Her weaknesses are used bookstores, blank notebooks and giant scented candles.

Amy Fournier

Amy Fournier

Reporter

Amy is a reporter for Youth Mind. She is passionate about oat milk lattes, any film featuring Adam Driver, and tending to her tiny indoor Basil garden.

Emma Siegel

Emma Siegel

Contributing Editor

Emma Siegel is a contributing editor at Youth Mind. She loves em dashes a little too much — no, really, it’s true — and when she isn’t editing a story or doing research for her next article, you can always find her with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other.

Rameesha Qazi

Rameesha Qazi

Contributing Editor

Rameesha Qazi is a contributing editor at Youth Mind. She loves video games and baking. These days she’s filling her time with League of Legends. She loves to travel and is always ready for a new adventure.

land acknowledgement

Youth Mind Magazine acknowledges the Indigenous land on which we work that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples since the beginning.

As settlers, we’re grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land -- for thousands of years.

Long before today, there have been Indigenous peoples who have been the stewards of this place.

We wish to acknowledge the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.

As settlers, this recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities, and in particular to bring justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls across our country.

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