Youth are leaders today. They are not leaders of tomorrow. They are leaders today. The Prime Minister says that often, as minister for youth. He brought together young people at Parliament for a youth summit a couple of weeks ago and introduced the first youth policy. That's really important because millennials in particular, and the younger generation, are the most powerful generations to have ever existed. They have access to technology and they have people like us thinking about them every single day.
When it comes to gender equality, part of what we got funding for is youth-led dialogues to advance gender equality. We brought together an advisory council for the Department of Women and Gender Equality to work with us over the next two years to make sure we're adopting youth-centred approaches.
We have also heard a lot about online violence. Parents are worried about their kids experiencing cyber-violence and all the other ways that young people can be violated online. All of us can be, but the young are particularly vulnerable, so we are working on a youth-led initiative that allows us to address and prevent online violence.
I would saying that housing for youth is part of the national housing strategy for a reason, especially for LGBTQ youth. If they come out to their families and they are not accepted, they get kicked out of the house. They have nowhere to go and then they get exposed to all sorts of harms and violence that housing could prevent. There is a carve-out for that in the national housing strategy.
We're also providing them with skills they need. We are lowering the amount that they need to pay back after they graduate from post-secondary by giving them more grants and by giving them a grace period because we know they are worried about that.
Most importantly, they are worried about climate change. This is the world they will inherit and they see the rivers rising all around us. They see the forest fires. They see what's happening around the world and they want to know that we are taking concrete action.