Promoting Canadian leadership and innovation through social entrepreneurship.
We are excited to announce that the 2nd edition of Active Citizens Social Enterprise will be taking place across Canada this Winter, 2018!
In 2017, the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) and the British Council Canada launched Active Citizens Social Enterprise (ACSE) in communities across the country. This successful program engaged over 170 young leaders from across Canada to learn how to use the ACSE framework to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their local community.
ACSE training has helped participants to become more self-aware and confident as leaders, strengthen their capacity to communicate, and build strong relationships with others.
What will you do?
3-Day Immersive Training
Training sessions will take place in six cities across Canada (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax).
Implement your SDG initiative in your community
Armed with the ACSE framework, you will return to your community after the training to implement your proposed SDG intervention, with the support of peer or business mentors.
A chance to be chosen for the Youth Innovation Summit in Ottawa
The Summit will showcase youth passion and commitment for social enterprise while convening high-level representatives from public and private sectors, innovation-focused enterprises and startups, social enterprises of all sizes, British Council and UN representatives. This Summit will also provide the opportunity for partnership development, to showcase social enterprise, ideas and innovation. Travel bursaries will be available for those selected to attend the Summit in Ottawa. To find out more about past participants click here
Upcoming 2018 Programme
Please visit this website during Fall 2017 for ACSE Youth recruitment and participant selection for the training sessions taking place Winter 2018. Training sessions will take place in Vancouver, Calgary, Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. From these participants, candidates for the 2018 Youth Innovation Summit will be selected.
Who is eligible?
Young leaders (aged 18 – 35) living in Canada.
If you are a young leader (aged 18 – 35) living in Canada, if you are committed to and passionate about social entrepreneurship, community-engagement, social development, if you have a passion for the SDGs and an idea for how you could address one of the Sustainable Development Goals in your community, then we want you!
- Apply to be a participant: registration is now closed and will open again this September
- Apply to be a Local Trainer: Local Trainer application guidelines (Must be available September 14-17, 2017 inclusive)
Youth Innovation Summit – March 2017
March 30th, 2017 – 15 selected participants from the ACSE training attended the Youth Innovation Summit held on Parliament Hill.
The Summit showcases our participants’ passion and commitment for social enterprise while convening high-level representatives from the public and private sectors, innovation-focused enterprises and start- ups, social enterprises of all sizes, and UN representatives. This Summit is also an opportunity for partnership development, to build social enterprise ideas and innovation. To find out more about our participants click here.
For more information:
Contact our Senior Project Officer
+1 (613) 232-5751 Ext 235
or [email protected]