OPPORTUNITIES

Youth Opportunities

The New Horizons for Seniors Program is now accepting applications for community-based projects

Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians, including seniors, to contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.

The NHSP call for proposals, open until June 23, 2017, is seeking proposals for projects led or inspired by seniors. Organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that promote positive aging and empower seniors to initiate and participate in activities that benefit the community. Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding.

Projects must address one or more of the following five program objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Deadline: June 23, 2017

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Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

These awards recognize five individuals, of all genders and including youth, who have made outstanding contributions towards achieving gender equality in Canada.

Deadline: July 3, 2017

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Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

Scholarship Awards

STEAM Horizon Awards
The STEAM Horizon Awards, a newly funded prize program, invites Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
Deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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Jobs on Parliament Hill

Page Program
Starting university next year? Speak both official languages? Want to live the action on Parliament Hill? Become a House of Commons Page! The recruitment campaign for the 2017-2018 academic year is on now.
Deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED,

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Parliamentary Guide Program
You could be a Parliamentary Guide! Hone your public speaking abilities, perfect your second official language, and form special friendships with people from coast to coast!
Winter Deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED,
Summer Deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED,

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Travel/Educational Opportunities

Encounters with Canada
Encounters with Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams.

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Forum for Young Canadians
Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Are you interested in decision-making and politics? Forum for Young Canadians offers a fun and exciting opportunity to meet other engaged students. Take part in an incredible week behind the scenes of federal politics on Parliament Hill.

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Educational Tours: One Idea contest 
This is your opportunity to make a difference. You’ll get to work with 29 other passionate people and get mentored by community leaders, including Senators and MPs, from across Canada who will help make your idea a reality!
Deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED,

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Experiences Canada:
Share your vision for Canada’s future

Simply answer the question:
What is Canada’s greatest challenge or opportunity facing your generation?
You could find yourself spending an unforgettable week in one of five destinations
Vancouver, Winnpeg, Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa.
Deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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