Call for Applications for the 2013 – 2014 Youth Ambassador Program

June 12, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (June 12, 2013) – Youth are encouraged to develop their leadership skills by applying for the Youth Ambassador Program. Youth Ambassadors develop significant life and job skills and participate in special events across Canada. In the past, they have attended the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, and the North American Indigenous Games.

“We are excited to bring in the next group of vibrant young people who, through their collective efforts, will gain the skills to help us build a strong future for the NWT,” said Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs and Minister Responsible for Youth Robert C. McLeod. “Year after year, our Youth Ambassadors have consistently impressed people from across Canada and around the world. I encourage all of our youth to apply for this life-changing experience.”

In addition to being a Youth Ambassador volunteer, youth may apply for specialized roles mentoring new ambassadors or demonstrating Inuit and Dene games. Applicants are selected based on their community involvement, commitment to a healthy lifestyle and a personal reflection on how the Youth Ambassador Program will help them in the future. To qualify for the program, youth must be between 16 and 24 years of age on December 31, 2013. The deadline to apply is September 23, 2013.

The Youth Ambassador Program is part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Healthy Choices Framework and maximizes opportunities for NWT residents by helping young people improve their skills and make healthy choices. Providing youth with development opportunities will create healthy, educated residents as outlined in the 17th Assembly’s vision of Believing in People and Building on the Strengths of Northerners.

For more information on the Youth Ambassador Program, to apply online, or to download an application form, please visit www.nwtyouth.com. Applications are accepted over the phone at (867) 873-7329 or by email at dawn_moses@gov.nt.ca.

For more information:

David Maguire
Communications and Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 920-3092