Wetaskiwin youth going on Ottawa experience

Wetaskiwin youth going on Ottawa experience

Emily Briand accepted into Forum for Young Canadians program

Forum for Young Canadians is an organization which brings students from all parts of Canada to Ottawa each year to discover how government works. Emily Briand, of Wetaskiwin Composite High School, will be one of 300 students who have been selected to participate in Forum 2018.

Students selected for the forum program take part in a number of exciting activities in the nation’s capital, including sitting in the House of Commons and Senate, talking to parliamentarians and senior public servants, and much more. They will also participate in a mock cabinet discussion, and take part in a national general election simulation.

In addition to enhanced leadership skills, students take home unparalleled insight into the workings of Canadian government, an understanding of the diverse viewpoints of fellow Canadians, a broader understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, and incredible friendships that can last a lifetime.

Students rely on the support of local individuals and organizations to assist in paying their fees which cover tuition, rooms, and meals, with transportation costs covered by Exchanges Canada, a youth exchange program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

For more information contact: Emily Briand, emibria@telus.net, 780-352-0345, or the forum office in Ottawa at 613-233-4086.

Submitted By Forum for Young Canadians