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ACT 4 Global Change invites Atlantic Canadian youth to get informed, get inspired, and take action on global issues. Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation with partner organizations across Atlantic Canada, ACT 4 Global Change programs support leadership skills, offer travel opportunities, and provide peer connections for youth who want to make a difference in the world.

ACT 4 Global Change Youth Conference


The Sustainable Development Goals, social justice, experiential learning! These themes are the focus of ACIC’s overnight conference held each November. 

The conference brings together 20-40 high school-aged youth from the Atlantic region. Over four days, they develop a sense of belonging in a network of like-minded peers. Through immersive workshops, participants explore issues affecting their communities and the world.  

Check out our video from the 2018 ACT 4 Global Change Youth Conference!


International Development Week


Every February, we celebrate Canada’s international development community. For over three decades, International Development Week has highlighted the country’s positive impact in development efforts at home and abroad.  

During this week, ACIC funds and supports over a dozen youth-led events in the Atlantic provinces, to showcase the change-makers in our communities.  


Global Citizenship Certificate


How are youth recognized for their community impact? ACIC’s Global Citizenship Certificate provides tools, theories, and skills to support young leaders. 

This annual certificate is offered to 15-18-year-old youth across the Atlantic. Through a combination of online modules and self-led activities, participants can quantify their engagement, boost their resumes and foster critical thinking skills. 

More information coming soon.


Youth Digital Storytelling


Stories are powerful: they weave us together and shape how we see the world. Knowing the impact of a well-told story, ACIC’s Digital Storytelling Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell. 

Through the program, four Atlantic youth and four youth from the Global South build skills, brainstorm ideas, and learn from experts in the field. After a combination of remote work and a two-week incubator in the Atlantic, they publish their stories to the world. 

More information coming soon.