Ottawa, October 18 2018: The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is pleased to announce that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada has kindly accepted the request that she serve as UNA-Canada’s Honourary Patron.
Kathryn White, President and CEO of UNA-Canada, notes that “we are pleased that Her Excellency has continued this meaningful tradition of previous Governors-General for over 60 years. It speaks to the recognition of and support for the work of a historic, national charitable organization providing a leading policy voice on multilateralism, innovative programming focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and engagement of the next generation of youth in Canada and internationally. Our mission is to educate and engage Canadians in the work of the UN and the critical international issues that affect us all”.
“We believe that a strong and effective United Nations is essential if we are to secure a future based on equality, dignity and justice for all. Our mandate is to promote full and constructive Canadian participation in the United Nations system and to grow global citizens in Canada who embrace the principles of the UN Charter
What is it? Formerly called Active Citizens Social Enterprise, Active Citizens is a social leadership training programme designed to help young social innovators develop the soft skills required to better understand and address the needs of their communities, through the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
What will you do?
- Attend a three-day workshop with a diverse group of change-makers in your community
- Build your network and learn from peers, experienced facilitators and local experts and community leaders
- Boost your leadership skills, expand your network, and learn how to take an entrepreneurial approach to solving your community’s most pressing challenges
- Have the chance to showcase your social action project at the Youth Innovation Summit in Ottawa in March, 2019.
Who is it for? Motivated, open-minded young people, aged 18-35, who are interested in developing or improving their leadership skills and tackling a social and/or environmental issue in their communities. There is no cost to attend. Please help us spread the word and forward to your networks!
Want to join us in Toronto? Click here and complete this form by November 12, 2018.