ACGC is excited to announce the launch of a new youth engagement program, the Sustainable Development Goals Hub (commonly referred to as The Hub) beginning on May 17th, 2019!
In 2015, 193 countries, including Canada, adopted the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending extreme poverty, reducing inequality, and combating climate change. These goals have a universal mandate, and Canadians, including young Canadians, have a responsibility to support the achievement of the SDGs within Canada and abroad.
The Hub was created solely for this purpose. A project of Canada Service Corp, this will be a space for young Albertan residents to meet and engage in a meaningful dialogue, collaborate, and take action in their communities on issues they are passionate about. The youth will also have a chance to develop personal and employment-related skills, learn from mentors, and increase their awareness of the benefit of serving their communities.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 24
- Be current residents of Alberta
- Submit completed application
- Commit a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service over a minimum of 4 months
- Participate in monthly program meetings (online/phone)
- Be available between May 17th- 20th inclusive for a training weekend in Jasper
Youth must apply by Wednesday, May 1st 2019
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does this program cost?
All participation costs for this program are covered by ACGC, including travel, accommodation, and food during the training weekends. Youth are responsible to cover the cost of travel to Edmonton to meet team prior to leaving for the training weekend on May 17th. If travel to Edmonton presents a barrier, please let ACGC know and arrangements can be made. A small stipend is available to help youth carry out service projects.
How do I get to the training weekend?
The group will convene in Edmonton on the morning of May 17th and return at noon on May 20th. ACGC will provide transportation. Information about the training weekend will be communicated to successful applicants.
I already volunteer with an organization. How will this program help me?
The Hub is a great opportunity to build your skills and knowledge on the SDGs, and contribute to your organization’s mission at the same time! ACGC will work with you and your organization to help you maximize your impact.
Can I participate with a friend?
Of course! If you want to apply along with a friend, each person must fill out an application. However, at the bottom, please indicate the friend you’re applying with.
The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
For more information about The Hub, contact the Youth Program Officer at email@example.com or 780-988-0200.