Sunday, 23 October 2011

Canada World Youth seeks Nominations for the 2012 Leadership Awards

Canada World Youth (CWY) is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Leadership Awards aimed at recognizing the excellent achievements of young Canadians and youth from around the world that are engaged in innovative initiatives promoting peace, intercultural understanding, and community and international Development. The candidates must be nominated by a third party.
CWY is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people that have a desire to become informed and active global citizens. CWY programs are designed to help youth experience the world for themselves, learn about other cultures and diverse Canadian communities while developing leadership and communication skills.

Award Objectives
  • The leadership awards are created to honor the leadership actions and innovative thinking of engaged young people from Canada and around the world.
  • By bestowing these Awards, CWY aims at recognizing the outstanding young leaders’ involvement in transforming their communities. Their initiatives should have a direct contribution to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
  • Social media and national and international youth networks working in partnership with CWY will ensure global publicity for these Awards.
Award Categories
  • Outstanding Canadian CWY Alumni Award
  • Outstanding Overseas CWY Alumni Award
  • Youth Innovation Award
  • Alumni awards are for those youth who have taken part in any of the Canada World Youth programs
Eligibility Criteria
  • Nominations are accepted for the following eligible candidates:
  • Be nominated by a third party, no self nominations are accepted.
  • Be 35 years of age or under as of December 31, 2011.
  • Be a CWY alumnus, if applying for one of the alumni awards.
  • Have exhibited leadership and innovation.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to creating change in their community.
  • Have contributed to an initiative with measurable impact in the community.
  • Be available to take part in presentations and public engagement activities in 2 to 3 Canadian cities in April-May 2012.
What do the Prizes include?
A cash prize of $3,000 and a plaque of recognition will be awarded to each of the three laureates. The prize is to be used to support the cause or the project of a non-profit organization of the laureate’s choice.
Last date for submission of nominations is December 12, 2011
For more information, visit this link.

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