Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus
March 20-24, 2019
'From Coast, to Coast, to Coast.'
Are you interested in learning more about Canada's final frontier? Are you curious about Indigenous culture and history? Do you have a passion for development and advocacy? If so, the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus is for you! Global Vision is leading a Southern Mission to the North and hosting an Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus in Iqaluit, NU this March, which will bring 50 youth leaders together (25 from the North and 25 from the South) to work on finding innovative solutions for the pressing challenges faced by the North.
Arctic Youth Ambassadors will:
Engage in Round Tables on Northern issues, such as Food Security, Health Care, Environment and Education;
Meet with Elders to learn about the rich history of Nunavut;
Learn about Northern culture in a peer-to-peer environment;
Discover the rich culture and sights of Iqaluit, while working in teams to compete in the Amazing Race: Iqaluit;
Share unique experiences with new friends from 'Coast, to Coast, to Coast'.
At the end of the Summit, Ambassadors will return to their communities and share their experiences, newfound knowledge and ideas to further Canadian awareness of Northern culture and to strengthen North-South dialogue nationwide.
Through a combination of sponsorship and/or personal contributions, each Ambassador is required to contribute $2,750 to participate in the AYAS. Selected Ambassadors will be provided with a tool kit, training and ongoing support to engage business, government and community to secure sponsorship for the AYAS. Financial need is not a barrier for participation in this program, we invite all interested candidates to apply.
Youth Leaders from Nunavut are invited to apply and to express their interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee will be subsidized by Global Vision.
Groups interested in nominating students may send an email with the student(s)’ names and resumes, or a brief description of their interest in the AYAC, to email@example.com by February 28th, 2019. Nominations may be made for one or more student at once, but the student must be sponsored/able to seek sponsorship for the participation fee by the deadline. Eligible groups include schools, NGOs, religious groups, indigenous councils, employers, or similar organizations. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us by email.
To represent your community as an Ambassador at the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus, please answer the following questions in a video spanning 3 minutes or less (please include a YouTube link), or in a document. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.
Why are you interested in representing your community at the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus?
Tell us about your personal brand - what unique skills, attributes and experiences will you bring to the team?
What do you hope to achieve by participating in the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus? What issues are you most passionate about?
How would you use your experience at the Caucus to give back and to pay it forward to your community and peers?
What is your proposed plan to raise the required $2,750 in corporate and community sponsorship? Who will you contact?