Teacher Summer Institute

In celebration of our 50th year, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation is pleased to welcome applications to our 2024 Teacher Summer Institute!

Join 25 Alberta-based educators to explore topics around Global Citizenship Education and themes of international development, sustainability, gender equality, inclusiveness, and more — right here in Alberta! Educators will participate in a 2-day professional development retreat at Métis Crossing, Smoky Lake, where they will engage with Global Citizenship Education experts, as well as Alberta international aid organizations, local organizations and community leaders through dialogue and practical hands-on learning. With the support of ACGC staff, participants will also work together to develop and implement activities to engage educators and students in Alberta on important global issues explored during the program.

The Summer Institute will take place from July 18th to 19th, 2024 consisting of a 2-day, in-person learning retreat. The full program schedule will be available after participants are selected.

This year, ACGC is also pleased to cover transport costs, accommodations, and on-site costs such as food associated with the event.  


Through the Summer Institute, you will:


Applicants must be:

ACGC welcomes applicants who may bring diverse perspectives to this program, including those who identify as visible minority group members, Black, Indigenous, persons of colour, persons living with disabilities, and members of under-represented gender and sexual orientation groups.

This application is estimated to take 30 minutes to complete. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm MST on Sunday June 9, 2024. If you have questions about the application, please contact ACGC’s Global Citizenship Education Lead, Wajed El-Halabi, at wajed.el-halabi@acgc.ca or projects@acgc.ca, or call 780-988-0200.


The 2024 Summer Institute is taking place at Métis Crossing in Smoky Lake, Alberta.

“Métis Crossing is comprised of river lot farms originally settled by Métis families from Red River. Like our ancestors before, our site design listens to the land and respects what Mother Nature tells us. Learn more about our relationship with the land past, present and future.”

Metis Crossing website

About ACGC

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition organization with over 40 members focused on sustainable development and global citizenship. We aim to mobilize Albertans (like you!) to become more active global citizens engaged in sustainable development and gender equality, especially through increasing awareness, sharing knowledge, and strengthening connections to mobilize for global issues. 

Our values include respect, inclusiveness, equality, empowerment, human rights, collaboration, accountability, transparency, sustainability, and mutual learning.