2017 CWY Youth Leadership Awards

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Celebrating Youth Leadership
Innovation. Transformation. Opportunity.

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 CWY Youth Leadership Awards, recognizing innovative change makers from around the world. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Thursday April 27, 2017  in Montreal, click here to RSVP.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATION: Februrary 15, 2017

Overview

The CWY 2017 Youth Leadership Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of young Canadians and youth from around the world who are CWY Alumni and are engaged in innovative initiatives that create change in the community.

Objectives of the Awards

The main objective of the Youth Leadership Awards is to honour the leadership actions and innovative thinking of engaged young CWY alumni from Canada and around the world, and one alumnus or alumna aged 35 or older who has gone on to lead an inspirational life, and truly embodies the spirit of CWY’s mission of being a global citizen. Through these prestigious Awards, CWY recognizes outstanding young leaders’ involvement in transforming communities. Their initiatives should have a direct contribution to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Four Categories

  • Outstanding Aboriginal Alumni Award (up to age 35) – cash award of $3,000
  • Guy-Bordeleau Outstanding Overseas Youth Alum Award (up to age 35) – cash award $3,000
  • Guy-Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alum Award (up to age 35) – cash award $3,000
  • iLead Award (age 35+) – cash award $5,000

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Awards, candidates must:

For the Outstanding Aboriginal Alum Award:

  • Be an Aboriginal person who can self-identify as a First Nation, Métis or Inuit; within the meaning of Section 35 (2) of Canada’s Constitution Act, 1982 which defines Aboriginal peoples as Indian (First Nation), Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.
  • Fulfill all the Outstanding Youth Alum Awards criteria.

For the Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Youth Alum Awards:*

  • Be nominated by a third party, no self-nominations are accepted.
  • Be 35 years of age or under as of December 31, 2015.
  • Be a CWY alumnus or alumna.**
  • Have exhibited leadership.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to creating change in a community.
  • Have contributed to an initiative with measurable impact in a community.
  • Have taken part in an initiative that contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Be available to take part in the Award Celebration Event in Montreal on April 27, 2017.
  • ONLY for Outstanding Canadian Youth Alum Award: Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

For the iLead Award:

  • Be nominated by a third party, no self-nominations are accepted.
  • Be 35 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be a CWY alumnus or alumna**
  • Have gone on to lead an inspirational life, and truly embodies the spirit of CWY’s mission of being a global citizen
  • Be available to take part in the Award Celebration Event in Montreal on April 27, 2017.

* Aboriginal Youth are not precluded from the Outstanding Canadian Youth Alum Awards.

** Our definition of Alumni includes someone who has taken part in any of the Canada World Youth programs.

Selection Process

Candidate nominations are reviewed by an independent jury panel composed of leaders from the business community and civil society, who have demonstrated a commitment to youth education and leadership.

Calendar

Nomination Deadline:  February 15, 2017

Selection of Laureates:  March 2017

Award Ceremony, Parc Jean Drapeau, Jamaica Pavilion, Montreal, Quebec:  April 27, 2017

NOMINATION FORM

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Join us at the Ceremony in Montreal on April 27, 2017!

See the laureates from the past years

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