2017 Youth Innovation Summit
Centre Block Building, Parliament Hill – March 30, 2017
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 showcase social enterprise ideas, and innovation. To find out more about our participants click here.
What is it?
A social leadership training programme that promotes community-led development through a social enterprise lens.
The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) and the British Council Canada are pleased to share with you the launch of Active Citizens Social Enterprise (ACSE) in communities across the country. This is your chance to join 150 young leaders from across Canada to learn how to use the ACSE framework to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your local community.
ACSE training helps participants to become more self-aware and confident as leaders, strengthen their capacity to communicate, and build strong relationships with others.
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!
What will you do?
3 days 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 throughout 2017, with the support of peer or business mentors.
A chance to be chosen for the Innovation Summit in Ottawa
The Summit will showcase the youth’s passion and commitment for social enterprise while convening high level representatives from public and private sectors, innovation-focused enterprises and start-ups, social enterprises of all sizes, British Council and UN representatives. This Summit will also provide 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.
December 2016 Official launch of ACSE Youth recruitment and selection of participants for the ASCE training sessions January and February 2017 Training sessions to take place in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montréal, Toronto, Halifax, and Winnipeg Selection of candidates for the Innovation Summit March 2017 Ottawa Youth Innovation Summit March 30, 2017
Applications are now closed. Please stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks.