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Exchanges Canada Presentation by David Chaikoff, Oct. 27, 2003
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Exchanges Canada What is a Forum? A Forum should create a mini-Canada It should include youth from all provinces and social strata in Canada It promotes discussion among the participants on common themes Provides youth a chance to meet prominent Canadians Promotes a greater understanding of and attachment to Canada
Exchanges Canada Youth Forums and Innovations Funds 17 delivery organizations annually with More than 5,000 participants each year Varying from the largest with 130 participants per week for 26 weeks (total of over 3,000 per year) to The smallest with 37 participants
Exchanges Canada Innovative Projects Mobility Exchange Student Program between colleges and institutes Leadership training
Exchanges Canada Youth Forums Canada - Diversity Includes participants from all regions of Canada The great majority of forums include traditionally under-represented groups: aboriginal peoples, youth from rural and remote regions, low-income youth, visible minorities and the diabled 85% of all participants experience their second official language
Exchanges Canada Examples of Projects Funded The Interchange on Canadian Studies offers to young Canadians the possibility to engage with other young Canadians, hear eminent speakers and share ideas and experiences significant to Canada. The National Student Debating Seminar gives students from across Canada the opportunity to debate important issues of national concern and participate in a model parliament and hear prominent speakers during the week. The Students Commission brings together 200 marginalized youth to a national youth conference dealing with issues of contemporary concern.
Exchanges Canada Some Reactions of Participants "Je ne connaissais pas vraiment les gens de mon pays, donc jen étais indifférente. Maintenant, je connais des gens dun peu partout et même si nous ne parlons pas la même langue, il y a un lien qui nous unis. Nous sommes tous Canadiens. It was amazing, everyone should do it! I realized the importance of learning French, or other second language. Though we are all unique and different, we all come together with the same thoughts and ideas.