Action Canada Fellowship

Since 2003, Action Canada has successfully organized a national fellowship program that emphasizes leadership development and citizenship engagement. It brings together diverse Canadians from across the country to engage in timely, topical and strategic policy issues affecting our country.

Through the Action Canada program, approximately 16 Fellows per year enhance their leadership skills, forge lifelong connections with people and communities across the country and promote greater civic engagement among all Canadians.

In 2017, the Public Policy Forum and Action Canada joined together to offer the Your Energy Future program with a focus on Canada’s energy reality over the next 50 years and to show how a venerable leadership program could be enhanced with a national policy engagement component. For the next three years, PPF will use this model to grow the newly named Action Canada Fellowship.

Keep up with this year’s cohort.

The Fellowship year is an intense experience for participants. between May and January, PPF leads Fellows, Mentors and the Advisory Council on four study tours, each in a different region of Canada. Each conference involves:

  • Leadership skills training including workshops on effective writing, public speaking, media relations, team building, negotiation and entrepreneurship.
  • Study tours to government, cultural and academic institutions, and regional businesses and local communities, including Indigenous communities.
  • Seminars with local and national leaders in business, government, academia, media and the arts.

Tackling themes with impact

The Action Canada Fellowship adopts a different theme for each cohort. The theme becomes the subject matter focus for the year, and the topic which Task Force reports will examine. In recent years, the future of food, Canada’s energy future, Canada in the world and big data have been among the themes.

Learn more about the Fellowship by visiting the website and connect with the impressive alumni network.

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