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The 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership all expenses paid!

Opportunity for post-secondary students: All expenses paid to the IMPACT! Conference

In 2009 and 2011, students from most universities participated in the first two IMPACT! Youth Conferences for Sustainability Leadership at The University of Guelph. They came away inspired and energized, calling it “the single greatest and inspirational experience I have had in my life.” The Co-operators and The University of Guelph are thrilled yet again to offer  students the opportunity to participate in the 3rd all-expenses-paid IMPACT! conference.

The 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership will bring together 175 student sustainability leaders from across Canada in Guelph, Ontario May 23-26, 2014—all expenses paid.

 Applications are open until October 20th, 2013, at Space is limited so post-secondary students are encouraged to apply today. Please share this message, along with any of the promotional materials at with your networks, and especially with student sustainability leaders.

Once accepted to participate in this 3-day, bilingual conference, students will engage in pre-conference learning and begin networking with fellow leaders. At the conference they will work alongside over 40 sustainability leaders from various sectors across Canada. Students will assess sustainability impacts, participate in workshops, collaborate on new ideas and attend a special keynote presentation all designed to bring future sustainability leaders together and enable them to make sustainable changes in their communities.

After the conference IMPACT! alumni benefit from a dedicated forum for ongoing dialogue with a network of over 500 sustainability leaders, eligibility to apply for project funding through the IMPACT! Fund, and various other opportunities from program partners.

IMPACT! is an initiative of The Co-operators, University of Guelph, The Natural Step, David Suzuki Foundation, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, Lambton College, Conseil de la co-operation de l’Ontario, and AIESEC.

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IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership

·         May 23-26, 2014 at the University of Guelph, Ontario

·         175 university & college students from across Canada selected to participate

·         Inspired by leading key-note speakers, working on tangible sustainability solutions with business and academic leaders; and building lasting networks

·         All conference related expenses covered

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