This summer, Brock University will be host of the first-ever 1834 Fellowship conference, which will take place this July.
The week-long conference in July (dates to be confirmed) will prepare 20 high-potential black youth for civic leadership roles and support them in their skills and career development.
Run by a non-profit organization called Operation Black Vote Canada, the organization supports the election of black people to public office through involvement in Canada’s government, agencies, boards, commissions, civil service and in Canada’s political process at all levels.
There is no cost for successful recipients to participate. Applicants must submit their online submission by Friday, Jan. 31 with supporting documents due by Thursday, Feb 6.
- Permanent resident or Canadian citizenship
- 18-25 years of age
- Black/African descent
- Available for official launch in Ottawa (Travel and accommodations provided)
- Available for weekend policy taster seminar and networking events (monthly events at Ryerson University, beginning in the fall)
- Available for a one-week intensive policy program at Brock University in the month of July (Travel and accommodations provided)
Fellows will be able to demonstrate:
- A clear understanding of the organizational environment in which public policy is developed
- Practical knowledge of the key issues that policy analysts, policy makers and advocacy practitioners face in influencing, developing or implementing policy
- A clear understanding of the Canadian policy development process in theory and in practice
- An ability to apply their theoretical and practical understanding regarding the creation and implementation of public policy as a civic leader
- A deepened confidence in their ability and competency to successfully pursue civic leadership roles
For more information, please visit the Operation Black Vote Canada website.