The Forum Experience

Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Are you interested in learning more about the decision-making process in Canada? Do you want to create meaningful relationships with others from across Canada who share interests and passions similar to yours? If so, then Forum is for you!

For more than 45 years, Forum for Young Canadians (Forum) has been and continues to be a uniting force, bringing more than 25,000 young people together to connect and learn from each other, deepen their understanding of Canada and of the national decision-making process, and grow their commitment to civic engagement. Through innovative experiential learning and engagement opportunities spaces for Canadian students 14 to 18 years old. Forum creates year-round activities and spaces for youth to:

  1. Learn more about the various levels of government, Indigenous and northern governance models, citizenship, and decision-making processes in Canada.
  2. Increase their civic onboarding and opportunities for civic engagement by exploring and supporting personal and collective contributions to their communities and country.
  3. Create meaningful relationships with other youth from across Canada that share similar interests and a passion to make a difference.
  4. Build an understanding and commitment towards Canada’s parliamentary democracy with an awareness and acumen for why democracy matters.

The following three key components make up Forum’s programming focus, offering unique spaces for youth to learn and interact:

Virtual Forum. An immersive and interactive virtual learning experience.

Digital Forum. A digital platform and online community connecting Forum participants & alumni through continued asynchronous learning, networking, and engagement.

Forum In-Person. A hands-on and in-person learning experience in our nation’s Capital and beyond.

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