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Young People's Press had a long history of leading anti-racism projects in North Bay and across Canada. In 2008 it completed a partnership project with the schools of journalism at Carleton University, Ryerson University, University of Regina, Concordia University and University of King's College in Halifax. The project was designed to increase the numbers of aboriginals and people of colour in Canadian newspaper newsrooms.

It organized and coordinated a very successful Northern Ontario Symposium on Diversity and Race Relations in North Bay in February 2007, attended by more than 80 race relations' practitioners from Northern Ontario. A synopsis of that event can be found here.

It has coordinated the North Bay area's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination project, which includes the Evening of Applause, Students Who Make a Difference, Human Rights Hall of Fame and anti-racism poster contest, since 1989. Partners are the four district school boards, Canadore College, Nbisiing Secondary School, Nipissing University and Collège Boréal.

In 2004 Young People's Press led racism studies in North Bay, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie and the result of those studies can be found here.

In 2007 it forged partnerships with Nipissing University to have students visit district schools to conduct the cross-cultural simulation, BaFa BaFa. This project includes international and aboriginal students visiting schools to discuss their culture.

In 2007 it partnered with the North Bay Newcomer Network and the City of North Bay to expand Canada Day celebrations at the waterfront, to include a reaffirmation of Canadian citizenship ceremony and multicultural entertainment.

It partnered with Nipissing University to expand the International Food Festival and International Women's Week events in 2008.

YPP had a weekly section in the Toronto Star called Young Street for a number of years.

Its busy Toronto bureau won a number of anti-racism awards, including the prestigious 2001 Award of Distinction from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. It also won CultureLink's Diverse City Award 2003 and the 2000 Harmony Movement's Award of Distinction.

Young People's Press suspended operations when the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre incorporated.