Deadline Extended to Attend IMPACT! Youth Conference

We have decided to extend the deadline to apply to the 3rd IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership, being held May 23-26, 2014 in Guelph, Ontario.

The new deadline to apply to the conference is Monday, October 28.

The 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership will bring together 175 student sustainability leaders from across Canada in Guelph, Ontario May 23-26, 2014—all expenses paid.

To accommodate exam schedules, the application deadline has been extended by a week. Applications are open at until October 28, 2013. Space is limited so apply today!

Once accepted to participate in this 3-day conference, students will engage in pre-conference learning and begin networking with fellow leaders. At the conference they will work alongside over 40 sustainability leaders from various sectors across Canada, as well as renowned astronaut Chris Hadfield. Students will assess sustainability impacts, participate in workshops, collaborate on new ideas and attend a special keynote presentation all designed to bring future sustainability leaders together and enable them to make sustainable changes in their communities.

After the conference IMPACT! alumni benefit from a dedicated forum for ongoing dialogue with a network of over 500 sustainability leaders, eligibility to apply for project funding through the IMPACT! Fund, and various other opportunities from program partners.

“I learned about so many facts and ideas of sustainability that I had never really heard before, but I think that the biggest take-home message for me is that I can make change,” says Katie, a participant from our second IMPACT! conference in 2011. “I was given the ability to look at an issue, and instead of being overwhelmed, I can now look at it and see solutions.”

IMPACT! is an initiative of The Co-operators, University of Guelph, The Natural Step, David Suzuki Foundation, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, Lambton College, Conseil de la co-operation de l’Ontario, and AIESEC.

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