Application Deadline: April 7th 2016
2016 Schedule – Theme: Immigration, Migration and Refugee Issues
The National Student Commonwealth Forum, held annually in May for more than 40 years, brings together approximately 100 Canadian high school students for a week in Ottawa. These young leaders of tomorrow will build leadership skills, while discussing and learning about international affairs and the Commonwealth.
The program will include an amazing Commonwealth race through the streets of Ottawa, team-building, a cultural evening, and opportunities for one-on-one conversations with High Commissioners, Canadian MPs, and senators. The capstone activity will have teams of students represent each of the Commonwealth countries in a mock Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where they will develop resolutions for the Commonwealth on this year’s chosen theme of Immigration, Migration and Refugee Issues.
The Forum is open to youth in grades 10-12 who hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.
This year, the Forum will be held in from Sunday May 1st, 2016 to Friday May 6th, 2016.
Travel dates are Saturday April 30th and Saturday May 7th 2016.
The Forum fees are as follows:
In Town (hosting a delegate): $150
In Town (not hosting a delegate): $210
In Town (not hosting a delegate & staying at St. Paul’s University Residence): $600 ($210 + $390)
Out of Town (staying with family friends, or billeting): $310
Out of Town (staying at St. Paul’s University Residence): $700 ($310 + $390)
Travel to and from Ottawa is generously provided by The Royal Commonwealth Society Ottawa Branch with financial contributions from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Bursaries to cover registration fess may be available to applicants via their local Royal Commonwealth Society branch. Further information can be found under the Billeting/Travel section of this form.
Sunday May 1st – Friday May 6th 2016
There are still openings for delegates from the following regions:
- National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau)
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