The Canada World Youth (CWY) Leadership Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of young Canadians and youth from around the world who are engaged in initiatives that promote sustainable development at local or international levels.
Objectives of the Awards
The objectives of the Leadership Awards are to: call attention to the important role that youth leaders play in their communities; provide additional financial and promotional support to innovative youth-led projects; and provide an opportunity for the laureates to share the impact, the successes and the challenges of their projects with their peers across Canada.
To be eligible for the Awards, candidates must:
- Be nominated by a third party, no self nominations are accepted.
- Be 35 years of age or under as of December 31, 2012.
- Be a CWY alumnus, if applying for one of the alumni awards.
- Have exhibited leadership.
- Have demonstrated a commitment to creating change in their community.
- Have contributed to an initiative with measurable impact in the community.
- Have taken part in an initiative that contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
- Be available to take part in presentations and public engagement activities in 2 to 3 Canadian cities in October 2013.
- Outstanding Canadian CWY Alumni Award*
- Outstanding Overseas CWY Alumni Award*
- Youth Innovation Award
A cash prize of $3,000 and a plaque of recognition will be awarded to each of the three laureates. The prize is to be used to support the project of the laureate.
*Please note that our definition of Alumni includes youth who have taken part in any of the Canada World Youth programs.
|Beginning of Nomination Period:||October 2012|
|Nomination Deadline:||February 15, 2013|
|Selection of Laureates:||April 2013 (New selection date: June 2013)|
|Award Ceremony:||October 2013|
|Cross-Canada Presentations & Public Engagement:||October 2013|
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.
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