Bringing Canadian youth voices to the United Nations, UNA-Canada Service Corps provides delegates with the opportunity to deepen their service journey and share their experiences globally

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COUNTRIES

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INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

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YOUTH

DELEGATES

This programme is working towards:

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, UNA-Canada Service Corps has suspended all youth deployment until further notice. We will continue to assess the situation and will resume the programme in due course.  

About UNA-Canada Service Corps

 

UNA-Canada Service Corps is a youth-focused programme that provides inaugural opportunities for young Canadians to meaningfully participate in United Nations events. It aims to encourage young Canadians to get involved in meaningful service opportunities while practicing leadership, developing skills and gaining essential life and work experience.

On their Service journey, delegates gain valuable employment skills and experience, deepen their understanding of diplomacy and encourage global citizenship. These skills and values are then incorporated into their Service initiatives, subsequently strengthening their communities, and by extension, Canada.

Meet our Delegates 

The Value of International Experience

 

International experience for youth is an important component of building an effective culture of Service in Canada.

 

In February 2018, the Government of Canada started a dialogue with youth with the goal of building Canada’s first Youth Policy. Through these consultations, youth expressed that international experiences are important for their personal development.

 

Not only did youth express that international opportunities are a way to provide them with more informed, holistic perspectives of the world, which can lead to increased empathy, inclusiveness and flexibility, but also a way to instill a greater appreciation for their own Canadian identities. Additionally, delegates shared that international experiences provide many transferable skills needed to succeed in future employment and conveyed that they would like more accessible international opportunities.

  • Connect with leaders from across the globe

  • Engage in community-building through volunteer service projects

  • Be a part of the 2000+ youth that have lead their own service projects across Canada

  • Receive community service grant assistance for your own service project initiative

Through CSC, youth have the power to:

Eligibility 

To apply, applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 18-30

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees

  • Completed a minimum of 120 service hours with a recognized Canada Service Corps programme

Canada Service Corps (CSC)

Through Canada Service Corps, the Government of Canada has provided funding to twelve national organizations to find innovative ways to engage and inspire youth to get involved in service.

Read more about CSC programmes.

*Following the completion of a CSC programme,

alumni will receive access to the application portal.

"Representing UNA-Canada and Canada Service Corps at COP24 has been a life changing experience. I am so moved by the passion, sense of urgency, but above all else commitment to unity. As an Indigenous youth I feel a deep connection to the land and everyone I’ve encountered with at this conference not only appreciates Indigenous peoples connection but embrace it. Most of all, I understand that this is the first step. The experience and knowledge I’ve gained will be a lifelong service to my communities."   
- David Garrow, Delegate at COP 24
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