VANCOUVER, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - In 2009 internationally recognized law
professor and activist Benjamin Perrin proposed and drafted bill C-268
against human trafficking. It was the only private member's bill to
pass in the House of Commons.
Also that year, Toronto scientist Josh Silvertown and Yukon First
Nations development manager Beverly Sembsmoen announced the expansion
of their successful career e-mentoring program for northern youth.
And Toronto political analyst and academic Irvin Studin launched
Canada's first foreign affairs magazine, Global Brief.
What do these emerging Canadian leaders have in common?
They are among the 119 Action Canada Fellows who have participated in
the Action Canada leadership program. Through this fully funded
11-month program, young Canadian leaders are gaining the skills,
insights and networks they need to realize their goals of making a
difference to our country.
Each fellowship year centres on a policy theme. The annual theme
influences all aspects of the fellowship year, the selection of
Fellows, invited guests, and the Fellows' Task Force policy projects.
The 2012 fellowship theme: Does Canada have the education systems it needs to meet the economic and
societal challenges of the future?
If you are an emerging leader or you would like to nominate someone for
the fellowship, visit www.actioncanada.ca for details on the 2012/13
Call for Nominations. The nominations for the 2012/13 leadership
program are open until 5 p.m., Feb. 17, 2012. For more information
SOURCE Action Canada
For further information:
Cathy Beehan, Action Canada, 7788817961, email@example.com