VolunteerJustice Leadership Tour

ARE YOU A YOUNG ADULT PASSIONATE ABOUT JUSTICE ISSUES? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

  • Program: Global Volunteer
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Type: Individual
  • Length of opportunity: Less than 2 Weeks
  • Skillset needed: None

This Spring, take part in World Renew's Justice Leadership Trip to Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  Join other young adults leaders from across Canada to learn more about the effects of climate change on global food security, and to share about these important issues with politicians and decision-makers on Parliament Hill. 

This trip will provide professional development opportunities and hands on experience as you engage with Members of Parliament in person about issues you're passionate about. Government representatives decide on policies and laws that affect every Canadian, and we have an opportunity as Canadians to let these representatives know what matters to citizens in this country. For nearly two years, World Renew has been advocating on behalf of marginalized small scale farmers to the Canadian Government, asking that more funding be made available to assist the millions who experience hunger each day around the world.

Your involvement will help further this effort to bring justice to those experiencing poverty and hunger by advocating for increased government support for small scale farmers. Let your voice be heard! 

This trip is open to any young adult 18 years or older and able to travel to Ottawa during the tour date. 

Trip Dates: April 30 - May 2, 2017

Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017

Location: Ottawa, Ontario   

Activities include:

  • Educational learning opportunities around communication and advocacy.

  • Networking with policy and international development professionals from World Renew, the Center for Public Dialogue, and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

  • Learning about how to influence policy at the federal level, and how the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and World Renew work together to support food security at the global level

  • Raising awareness about how climate change effects the food security and the importance of increasing government support for small-scale farmers

  • A visit to Parliament Hill

  • Free time to explore downtown Ottawa

Number of Spots Available: 12 justice leaders from across Canada

Participants agree to:

  • Participate in pre-trip orientation

  • Post-trip engagement activities which may include letter writing campaigns, writing an article for a Campus Newsletter, personal thank-you letters to MPs, and sharing about your experiences on social media

Costs:  
This trip is funded through by a grant and only requires a $25 non refundable application deposit. 

Resources: 
Justice Leadership Trip Application Form | PDF Download