Civic participation pilot

The Civic Participation Pilot – a Youth Leadership Initiative offered by the Canada Service Corps (CSC) at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The application period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Selected candidates will be contacted directly.

What it’s all about

The Government of Canada is piloting a new civic service learning opportunity for up to 200 youth participants across Canada. The virtual training will include online “in-class” learning, group discussions and collaborative projects.

This new program will provide opportunities to gain knowledge in areas such as: project design and management; applying for and managing funds; and marketing and fundraising. More specifically, participants will:

  • learn how to identify challenges at the community, regional, national and global levels;
  • develop practical skills to support your own initiatives, including accessing funding and developing partnerships;
  • understand the roles of different levels of Government and how Government makes policy to address societal challenges; and
  • connect with other likeminded youth from across the country.

How it will work

The Pilot will run from to early as follows:

  • June and July: the course curriculum will be delivered through online classes and small breakout groups
  • August and early September: participants will focus on developing and implementing their own ideas or projects and partake in a wrap up ceremony where they will be able to share their experiences

The Delivery Team

The Pilot will be delivered by student leaders (facilitators) from diverse backgrounds with significant volunteer experience. Facilitators will be responsible for delivering classes to approximately 10-15 youth participants and provide guidance and mentoring for the duration of the Pilot.

Who can participate

The Canada Service Corps is looking for passionate youth aged 18-30 from across Canada. See Eligibility Requirements for more details on who qualifies.

There is no education requirement and we encourage youth from Indigenous, and under served groups to self-identify in their application.

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