Celebrating Canada Then & Now

Junior Team Canada Towards 150 engages young Canadians to learn more about Canada’s key historic, economic and cultural milestones that have shaped our nation.  The project equips our youth leaders with leadership skills to help them to develop their very own community celebrations towards Canada’s 150th birthday. This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada in addition the corporate sector and community-at-large.

Over three years Global Vision will lead Regional Round Tables across the country, engaging over 1, 500 young Canadians. The Round Tables provide youth with the unique opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in the global economy while increasing their knowledge of and attachment to Canada's rich national heritage. Youth work alongside business, government, education and community leaders to learn more about their region and propose innovative solutions to local challenges.

In the second phase of this project, one hundred youth leaders are selected from a national competition to showcase their ideas for local community events celebrating Canada ‘s 150th birthday in 2017 at the National Youth Ambassador Caucus (NYAC) held in Ottawa each June. Over the course of the NYAC, youth learn more about Canada beyond their own backyard, develop a marketing strategy for Canada 150 and engage with business, education, government and community leaders from across the country to gain support for their ideas and raise public awareness of this milestone year for Canada.

To find out more about how your company or organization can get involved in Junior Team Canada Towards 150, please contact us. 

Global Vision is a partner organization of the Canada 150 Alliance, an open network of organizations dedicated to encouraging engagement and action around Canada's sesquicentennial.