Youth Opportunities

ACGC Opportunities

SDG Youth Inter-space

At ACGC we are mobilizing a small group of youth (and youthful people) interested in being part of a youth inter-space for exploring the Sustainable Development Goals through a critical/collaborative/creative approach. The SDGs will serve as a lens, or as talking points, for exploring youth stories and perspectives. Much like a social innovation lab, maker space, creative hub, or co-lab, this emergent inter-space is participant-driven and will thus soon be (re)named by the participants. While one focus of the inter-space is the exploration of SDGs, participants will also have the opportunity to gain new creative, communication and collaboration skills relevant to their own lives and initiatives. Download the concept here.

Please contact Leslie Robinson ( for more details.

Member Opportunities

Our member organizations and partners provide many opportunities for youth to get involved in international development.  Check back often for updates

CAWST Ride the Rockies

Ride the Rockies is a 5 day bike trip for 14-17 year olds, from July 24-28th, from Banff to Calgary, to learn about water issues, while making a video to educate others on the importance of caring for our water. The trip will be led by Two Wheel View.  All equipment will be provided (bikes, bags). More information can be found by visiting CAWST Wavemakers!

“How can we protect our watershed?” Answer this question in 250 words or less. Send your answer along with your name, age, email address and phone number to to win 1 of 5 scholarships to join the trip for just $200 for the whole week (regular price $500)


Location:  Various

Swap your desk job for a global opportunity to connect the next generation of young people to a sustainable livelihood with Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde & Youth Challenge International. Find the EQWIP HUBs placement that matches your skills and help us propel #YouthForward! Visit the website to find current opportunities!



SUNIA is the North America’s longest running Model United Nations summer program for High School students. For 65 years, SUNIA has provided students across the world with the opportunity to meet UN delegates, learn and talk about world issues, engage in simulations covering a variety of social issues, and enjoy the beautiful rocky mountains. Register today! Scholarships available.

Canada Green Corp

Canada Green CorpsCGC UNA-Canada’s innovative new youth employment programme designed to bridge talented, yet un-and underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy. CGC participants will undertake four or six-month work-integrated learning placements with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada, but particularly our cities of focus: Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Read more




Other Opportunities

2017 Global Youth Trends Forum: Youth Initiatives for Sustainable Development ~ Taipei, China, October 24-31 ~
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office has invited a delegation of Canadian students (aged 18-30) to attend the 2017 Global Youth Trends Forum – Youth Initiatives for Sustainable Development in Taipei, China.


Selected students will join the Canadian delegation in presenting a workshop on sustainable development as well as hosting a national culture exhibition booth. If you would like to represent Canada or would like to be the group leader in Taipei this fall, please send an expression of interest to Raven at the Canadian Bureau for International Education at by June 28th, 2017.  

The Youth Assembly at The United Nations
Date: August 9-12, 2017

Location: New York, USA

SocietyForAll: Equity and Inclusion for a Sustainable Future

The 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations presents both an enormous opportunity and a challenge to stimulate and ensure youth engagement and participation in achieving an inclusive and sustainable future.

Guided by the overarching principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “leaving no one behind,” the conference will explore cross-cutting issues and solutions for sustainable development in the social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

View more details and apply online here

SCiP Internships

The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities. SCiP internships are meaningful, skill-based opportunities providing mutual benefit to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students:

  • Nonprofit organizations gain added talent and human capacity so that they can better achieve their missions.
  • Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.

Explore the many SCIP internship options today!