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Action Canada and the Public Policy Forum join forces on Your Energy Future

Introducing Your Energy Future program participants

05/25/2017: The Public Policy Forum and Action Canada are pleased to announce the 2017-18 participants for Your Energy Future. Your Energy Future is a national youth engagement and leadership development program.

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From June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, Your Energy Future participants will explore the question What must Canada do as a country to prepare our industries, our communities and our people for the future of global energy policy? During the course of their fellowship, participants will undertake rigorous sector-specific learning with leaders from across the private sector, NGOs, academia and federal and provincial governments. Participants will also engage other young Canadians in discussion – online and in person – about Canada’s energy future.

Next March, Your Energy Future participants will publish their findings in a collection of reports that reflect what they heard, and present recommendations for all levels of government, communities and the private sector.

“We received more than 100 applications from an amazing group of smart, dedicated young Canadians,” said Edward Greenspon, President and CEO, Public Policy Forum. “The trade-offs ahead are complex and the YEF participants are motivated to find the way forward.”

“The group is composed of emerging leaders from across the country, diverse backgrounds, and a broad range of sectors,” said Jaimie Boyd, Action Canada Board Member. “This diversity will allow YEF participants to reach a broad swath of young Canadians in their consultations and offer fresh ideas on Canada’s energy future.

This project is made possible with funding from the Government of Canada, the Lawson Foundation and the Government of the Northwest Territories.




About Action Canada
Action Canada is Canada’s premier public policy leadership organization. Since 2003, more than 180 emerging leaders have taken part in Action Canada’s one-of-a-kind National Fellowship Program. Action Canada Fellows develop and practice advanced leadership skills through an immersive curriculum that takes them coast to coast to coast. From Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, to Nain, Labrador, to the Canadian Forces base at Alert, Nunavut, Fellows study and experience our country’s history, cultures, opportunities and challenges. Along the way, they are coached by senior Canadian leaders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Through this powerful program, Action Canada Fellows become more effective Canadian leaders.

About the Public Policy Forum
The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, labour, post-secondary institutions, NGOs and Indigenous groups to improve policy outcomes for Canadians. As a non-partisan, member-based organization, we work from “inclusion to conclusion,” by convening discussions on fundamental policy issues and by identifying new options and paths forward. For 30 years, the Public Policy Forum has broken down barriers among sectors, contributing to meaningful change that builds a better Canada.

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