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? Then the Arctic Youth Ambassador Summit is for you! Global Vision is leading a Southern Mission to the North and hosting an Arctic Youth Ambassador Summit in Iqaluit, NU from October 25-29, 2017 that will bring 50 youth leaders together (25 from the North and 25 from the South) to work on finding innovative solutions to some of the pressing challenges the North faces. At the Summit Ambassadors will:

  • Engage in Roundtables on Northern issues such as Food Security, Health Care, Environment and Education;
  • Meet with the Elders to learn about the rich history of Nunavut;
  • Learn about Northern culture from their peers;
  • Discover the rich culture and sights of Iqaluit as they work 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 awareness and strengthen North-South dialogue. 

Cost to Attend

$2,750 is required of selected Ambassadors (through a combination of sponsorship and/or personal contributions) to participate in the AYAS.  Selected Ambassadors are provided with a tool kit, training and ongoing support to engage business, government and community to secure sponsorship for the AYAS.

Youth Leaders from Nunavut are invited to apply and express your interest by email to  The registration fee will be subsidized by Global Vision.

 hon. hunter tootoo, mp nunavut is presented with a jtc shirt by gv grad andrea sarkic, 2013

hon. hunter tootoo, mp nunavut is presented with a jtc shirt by gv grad andrea sarkic, 2013

Meet Frank Reardan, JTC grad: Malaysia, 1998

To Apply

To represent your community as an Ambassador at the Arctic Youth Ambassador Summit, please answer the following questions in a video of 3 minutes or less (include YouTube link). The deadline to apply is September 29, 2017 at 11:59pm.  Include your name school/profession, year of study, program, and any additional remarks you would like to share in the emailed application.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and telephone interviews will be held to go over your application…creativity is encouraged while putting your video together! 

  1. Why are you interested in representing your community at the Arctic Youth Ambassador Summi?

  2. Tell us about your brand- what unique skills, attributes and experiences will you bring to the team?

  3. Personally, what do you hope to get out of the Arctic Youth Ambassador Summit? What issues are you most passionate about?

  4. How would you use your experience at the Summit to give back/ pay it forward to your community and peers?

  5. What is your roadmap to raise the required $2750 in corporate & community sponsorship to attend? Who will you contact?


Email your application to