The Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) is launching the Youth Ambassadors for the Collective Economy of Ontario Program.
This program is made possible by funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) through its program Service Youth Canada.
Through the program, 24 youth from across the province will have the opportunity to participate in a training weekend in Ottawa later this year.
The program’s participants will learn more about the social and co-operative economy in Ontario, and the issues of citizen engagement and volunteerism.
Organizers say participants will return to their communities as “real ambassadors of the collective economy and contribute to developing a network of engaged and dynamic young people, getting involved in finding solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Teens and young adults ages 16 to 30 will be required to participate in a call for nominations, and to demonstrate to the selection committee their devotion and commitment to their community. The project is inclusive and completely bilingual.
Participation information, rules, requirements and the application form are available at cco.coop.
“We are extremely proud to be able to deliver this program. The issues of involvement in community life and citizen participation, as well as active volunteerism, have been at the heart of our thinking here at the CCO for a long time,” said Julien Geremie, executive director. “We hope to help create a vibrant and prosperous network, while benefiting the province’s youth. We’d like to thank ESDC for giving us the means to realize this real impact project. ”
The CCO invites all those interested in this program to contact firstname.lastname@example.org