OTTAWA, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - The Public Policy Forum and Action Canada are jointly launching a national policy engagement and leadership development program focussing on energy in all forms.
The program, called Your Energy Future, will provide 15 to 20 emerging leaders with further leadership skills, experience conducting public consultations and policy research, and opportunities for cross-Canada travel. Working together, this group of leaders will inform Canada's mid-century targets to address climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain energy security for Canadians through a generational transition period. The group will provide recommendations that reflect the views and values of an ensemble of young Canadians who have had the opportunity to deliberate over these issues. To inform their recommendations, participants will engage with subject matter experts across industry, government and academia, and engage in broad in-person and online engagement activities with other young Canadians.
Participants will present their findings at a national conference and release recommendations under the Public Policy Forum banner.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. PT, April 21, 2017. More information is available at yourenergyfuture.ca.
"Canada's young people are the ones who will be living with the outcomes of decisions taken in the next few years. It is important that policymakers are exposed to the considered energy policy future they chart," said Edward Greenspon, President and CEO of the Public Policy Forum.
"This year's participants will emerge equipped to help guide different aspects of Canada's future energy issues thanks to the Public Policy Forum's expertise on policy and Action Canada's experience in leadership development," said Jaimie Boyd, Action Canada Board Member.
This project is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Lawson Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories.
About Action Canada
Action Canada is Canada's premier public policy leadership organization. Since 2003, more than 180 emerging leaders have taken part in Action Canada's one-of-a-kind National Fellowship Program. Action Canada Fellows develop and practice advanced leadership skills through an immersive curriculum that takes them coast to coast to coast. From Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, to Nain, Labrador, to the Canadian Forces base at Alert, Nunavut, Fellows study and experience our country's history, cultures, opportunities and challenges. Along the way, they are coached by senior Canadian leaders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Through this powerful program, Action Canada Fellows become more effective Canadian leaders.
About the Public Policy Forum
The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, labour, post-secondary institutions, NGOs and Indigenous groups to improve policy outcomes for Canadians. As a non-partisan, member-based organization, we work from "inclusion to conclusion," by convening discussions on fundamental policy issues and by identifying new options and paths forward. For 30 years, the Public Policy Forum has broken down barriers among sectors, contributing to meaningful change that builds a better Canada.
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