The program aims to empower post-secondary institutions to increase the participation of young Canadians—especially underrepresented students—in international learning opportunities both at home and abroad.
Global Skills Opportunity is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, administered jointly by Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada. Projects are implemented by participating colleges and universities across the country.
The objective of the Global Learning Community proposal is to amplify Brock’s commitment to decolonized, diverse and inclusive education. It will also increase the participation of target-group students in virtual and in-country international experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities that embrace and integrate the UN sustainable development goals and develop career-aligned intercultural competencies.Working with postsecondary partners in strategic, non-traditional countries that are safe, secure and stable will foster the development of enduring and sustainable partnerships and ensure that the participating students become global citizens attuned to past and current challenges and the future potential of the developing world.
- 50% of funds are targeted to low-income students, students with disabilities and Indigenous students.
- 50% of funds available for other students.
- Funding is open to domestic, undergraduate students.
- Target group students participating in a short-term opportunity (e.g. field courses, summer courses) can receive up to $2,000
- Target group students participating in a long-term opportunity (e.g. exchange, full year abroad) can receive up to $6,000
- Funding is limited to one physical mobility experience per student.
Any interested participants must confirm eligibility before registering in any international mobility experiences.