UNA-Canada’s initiatives are as diverse as the United Nations itself...
Focusing on mobilizing and educating Canadians on issues of peace and security, diplomacy, the environment, diversity and citizenship. Discover more about our projects and how UNA-Canada is supporting Canadians from coast to coast in building a more just and equitable world for us all.
Generating more informed, holistic perspectives of the world and developing transferable skills through international experiences.
UNA-Canada Service Corps provides youth with inaugural opportunities to participate in UN events and gives delegates the chance to deepen their service journeys and share their experiences!
International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme provides youth with meaningful, SDG-focused international internships with UN agencies in a field relevant to their studies and career aspirations.
Green Programmes and Internships
Funded through Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Canada Green Corps - Science Technology Internship Program (STIP)provides new employment opportunities for youth and wage subsidies to eligible employers across Canada to hire and mentor youth in the natural resource sector including energy, forestry, mining, earth sciences and clean technology
Funded through Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada Green Corps - Science Horizons (SH) provides new employment opportunities for youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) positions and wage subsidies for eligible employers across Canada to showcase national leadership on climate action.
Building a Better Tomorrow
Building Young Entrepreneurs supports vulnerable youth in finding gainful and lasting employment through skills training and business and entrepreneurship mentoring!
Generation SDG activates civic engagement through the creation of youth-led volunteer projects that advance Canada's implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development!
Model UN & Other Simulations
Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
New Diplomacy of Natural Resources convenes youth to debate, negotiate and build consensus on the future of natural resource development with guidance from experts in the Private Sector, NGO's, Indigenous Groups and Government.
High School Models UN offer educational fora for young scholars to engage in current international issues and challenges and to develop the skills, tools, and knowledge required to become future leaders.
“As one of the leading civil society policy voices on youth engagement with years of
experience deploying youth to UN agencies around the world, UNA-Canada is committed to
creating meaningful youth engagement opportunities”
Former President & CEO, UNA-Canada