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Symposium Youth Stream 2023

Application deadline: October 15, 2023

18-29 years old? Attend the ACIC Symposium as part of our Youth Stream. As part of this opportunity, youth can connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of international cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels.

As part of the ACIC Symposium Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health, and Well-Being for All, ACIC is seeking aspiring professionals (aged 18-29) to participate in the Symposium’s Youth Stream. The Youth Stream provides an opportunity for participants to connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of International Cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels. 


This year's symposium will explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. The Symposium will delve into the complex dynamics of how individuals and organizations can fund change while championing equity, and exploring the global and local shifts necessary to create a more inclusive and sustainable future for all. 


As an aspiring professional, you will: 

  • Engage with peers and experienced professionals working in International Cooperation 

  • Learn about careers, locally and internationally, that contribute to better communities 

  • Combine theory and action to strengthen your understanding of praxis in relation to International Cooperation 

  • Build your resume and gain transferable skills for future careers 


Program Components

  • A 1-hour session before the Symposium where participants can connect with other members of the youth stream  

  • Attend the ACIC Symposium, in person, on October 27 & 28 on Charlottetown, PEI 

  • Engage with ACIC members, and professionals to explore the ins and outs of the international cooperation sector 

  • A 1-hour debrief meeting for youth to reflect on their experience of the Symposium, share what they learned, and discuss the next steps for applying those learnings to their professional ambitions  

  • Complete a reflective assignment on their experience at the symposium  


To be eligible for the youth stream, participants will: 

  • Be between the ages of 18-29 Be living in Atlantic Canada 

  • Be available to attend the Symposium in person (October 27 & 28) 

ACIC recognizes that youth may have class and prior commitments and can provide a letter regarding the delegation that youth can share with teachers/employers if they need to request a change to their regular class or work schedule. 


Please Note:

All expenses (food, transportation, accommodation) will be covered by ACIC for four youth, one from each Atlantic province, to attend the Symposium in person 


Application Details:

Interested youth are encouraged to apply by October 15, 2023 (11:59 PM) by filling out the form at this link.

Application Details

Apply by October 15 by filling the application form linked to the button below.

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