Global Vision is a national not-for-profit, registered charitable organization founded in 1991 by Terrence Clifford, C.M. We engage enterprising young Canadians through education and hands-on experiences to develop as leaders that can and do make a difference in their communities, to Canada and the world. 

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Why Global Vision?

To empower enterprising youth - those passionately driven to challenge the status quo with new ideas, skills, approaches and solutions to be a competitive advantage for the promotion of Canada within the global marketplace. In turn, these youth, as committed brand ambassadors, give back in order to perpetuate this advantage and cultivate a generation of innovative leaders for our future. 

Global Vision - What is it?

Global Vision is a global network of Ambassadors committed to this shared vision. Youth are empowered through a variety of domestic and international programs delivered annually. While each program entails a unique experience, they all support Global Vision's core mission (Why Global Vision) and values: in everything we say and do, we will touch the hearts and minds of Canadians in communities across the land. 

How does Global Vision work?

Global Vision Ambassadors leverage fundamental skills from the 5 Step Game Changer while they learn by doing with intense real-world experiences. Throughout, they are led and mentored by a volunteer cadre of business, education, government, and community leaders that is enhanced by an international network of GV grads who inspire and mentor, perpetuating the next generation of global leaders. 

The Path to Leadership: A Statement of Mission, Vision, and Values.

We will champion the enterprising spirit of young Canadians in the promotion of Canadian industry and culture, as we receive recognition as a major force in the global marketplace. Inspired by this irrepressible drive to become world-class, we will provide access to national and global networks for young Canadians to acquire the international development, trade and cross-cultural experience to become the next leaders of Canada. Grounded in the enduring principles of integrity, compassion and mutual respect in everything we say or do, we will touch the hearts and minds of Canadians in communities across the land.


Global Vision is administered by a management board located in London, Ontario. The program team is located in Gatineau, Quebec. Global Vision employs independent financial management and is audited on an annual basis. As a registered charity, public information on Global Vision's finances is available through the Canada Revenue Agency. Global Vision is also served by an Advisory Board composed of leading Canadian and international members from government, business and academia which provides strategic direction, experience and advice.

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Global Vision planted a seed in my mind and helped develop a passion within me for working on a global scale.
— Mahesh Uttamchandani, JTC Graduate Global Product Leader, The World Bank
Anything but theoretical, the Global Vision experience was transformational. It showcased powerful principles that not only kickstarted my career, but also putting me in good stead for solid career development and progression.
— Rozana Yoke Cern Lee, JTC Graduate Manager East Indonesia, Cathay Pacific
Global Vision fosters the entrepreneurial spirit of young Canadians. It will help shape Canadian values, interests, and success in global markets both today and in years to come.
— Peter McGovern, Canadian Ambassador to Italy

Our Story

Founded in 1991 by educator, former Member of Parliament and Member of the Order of Canada, Terry Clifford CM, Global Vision became the vehicle for a national leadership program for the first globalized generation, giving young professionals a place in the global economy. 

To date, the various programs have trained well over 30,000 young Canadians. The Junior Team Canada trade mission program (JTC) has traveled to 6 continents and more than 30 countries. The program has also been modelled by 5 foreign countries to provide opportunities for their own youth leaders.

Today, graduates of the Global Vision program can be found in leadership positions in business, government and civil society organizations in countries around the globe. Over the past 25 years, Global Vision has built a legacy as a leader and innovator, strengthening Canada's competitive advantage. During this time it has been recognized repeatedly by government, education and business for its work. Most recently, Global Vision was recognized by the Globe & Mail as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurship Programs for Young Canadians.