Nominate an Emerging Canadian Leader to Canada's Foremost Leadership Program

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 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 visit

SOURCE Action Canada

For further information:

Cathy Beehan, Action Canada, 7788817961,

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