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International Canadian Youth Delegate Programme

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The International Canadian Youth Delegate Programme is designed to empower young Canadians who are eager to engage with and contribute to UN meetings, specifically focusing on negotiations related to climate change, biodiversity, and gender issues. Through this program, participants will gain privileged access to UN processes, both during their pre-departure training sessions in Canada and while participating in crucial global events, meetings, and discussions around the world. Encouraging youth involvement in the United Nations' work leads to improved policymaking and more inclusive responses to the challenges facing young people today.

Commemoration Fund

The launch of this program is dedicated to commemorating the lives of Stéphanie Lacroix, Micah Messent, Danielle Moore, and Angela Rehhorn. On March 10th, 2019, UNA-Canada tragically lost these four exceptional young colleagues in the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash en route to Nairobi, Kenya. Stéphanie Lacroix, a passionate UNA-Canada staffer and delegation leader, along with Micah Messent, Danielle Moore, and Angela Rehhorn, were on their way to represent Canada at the UN Environment Assembly, carrying with them hope for a brighter future they aimed to help build.

These individuals were remarkable young Canadians who inspired their families and friends with their unwavering optimism, dedication, and commitment. Our departed colleagues were compassionate leaders, driven by the belief that they could shape a better future for our country and the global community. They believed in their ability to make the world a better place through their actions, and their memory continues to inspire us as they contribute to improving our world from within our hearts.

Stéphanie, Micah, Danielle, and Angela, you will forever remain in our hearts.

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The Significance of Global Exposure

International diplomatic experience fosters the growth and refinement of personal and professional skills among Canadian youth, while cultivating a deep appreciation for international development and diplomacy. This exposure to global affairs not only enriches their individual capabilities but also encourages greater civic and community engagement, particularly among underrepresented youth groups. By sharing their valuable experiences and knowledge gained from active participation in UN meetings, these young Canadians contribute to a more inclusive and informed society.


Through International Canadian Youth Delegate programme, youth will:

  • Network with Global Leaders

  • Collaborate with our Partner Organizations: United Nations Environment Programme, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, UN Women, and UN-Habitat

  • Participate in key global events, meetings, and discussions around the globe.


To apply, applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 18-27

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees

Current Opportunities

The WFF Theme 2023: Agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action.

The agrifood systems that encompass the journey of food from farm to table and beyond touch every aspect of our lives and reach every corner of the planet. Yet instead of harnessing their immense potential for positive impact, we are letting agrifood systems wreak havoc on our climate and environment.

Learn more:

Application due date: September 21 by 5:00PM EST


The International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum will gather senior decision-makers, international experts and other stakeholders on 2 and 3 November 2023 at the Hofburg International Centre in Vienna, Austria.

The two-day event takes place at a critical moment for global climate action and sustainable development. Convening only a few weeks before the United Nations Climate Conference COP 28, the Forum will provide insightful impulses and practical solutions to best support the global summit.

Learn more:

Application due date: October 6 by 5:00PM EST

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