• Canada's CIties:

    Learn MoreEn apprendre plus >Action Canada releases task force reports on three important urban public policy issues.

  • New Video Highlights

    Learn MoreEn apprendre plus >Excerpts from the 2014/15 Fellows' Public Dialogues on issues affecting Canadian cities, hosted in Vancouver.

  • Application Call Now Complete

    Learn MoreEn apprendre plus >We look forward to announcing the 2015/16 Fellows in the spring. You can stay informed about our future application calls.

  • Northern Papers

    Learn MoreEn apprendre plus >Reports prepared in advance of the 2014 Yukon Working Conference on Northern policy issues.

  • Leading Canadians Visit

    Learn MoreEn apprendre plus >Action Canada thanks the numerous leaders across the country who participate in our working conferences, sharing their knowledge and expertise with our Fellows.

  • Canada Wide

    Learn MoreEn apprendre plus >Action Canada's program is offered through nationwide working conferences that enhance leadership skills and develop a broader understanding of the country and its public policy choices.

What Is Action Canada?

Imagine bringing together outstanding young Canadians whose talents, experiences and perspectives represent the mosaic of our country. Now imagine them connected by shared experiences in a national fellowship program that builds leadership for Canada.

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Who Is Action Canada?

Action Canada is about today's leaders nurturing the next generation of leadership in Canada. Each year we select up to 20 emerging leaders to become Action Canada Fellows. They are the top candidates from a nationwide call for applications.

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How The Program Works

Senior leadership skills development. Cross-country conferences. Public policy projects. Encounters with leading Canadians. Action Canada is all of this and more. With Canada as our classroom, we aim to enhance Fellows’ understanding of the country and public policy choices for the future.

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Events & Outcomes

Évènements et résultats

Conference Blog

Blog de conférence

Diverse Engagement, Common Purpose

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~ John F Kennedy Just hours after our final task force presentations on three important and diverse urban policy topics, it was fitting that we gathered together at the foundation of our National […]

In A Few Words

En quelques mots

Culturally enriching, purposeful and life changing.

- Benjamin Scott ’12, Tlicho Nation, Public Administrator

No other program in Canada exposes emerging leaders to the complex diversity of our country and the influencers who are shaping it.

- Lara Honrado ’13, Community-Relations Director

We want Canada to be the finest country in the world, and to achieve that we need outstanding leadership.

- Sam Belzberg, Founder Emeritus, Action Canada

La composante « nordique » est ce qui fait d’Action Canada un programme unique.

- Félix-Antoine Boudreault ’12

Action Canada taught me how to interact and lead with my ideas in a group of people who are my peers.

- George Roter ’04, Co-founder, Engineers Without Borders

The task force project was a practical exercise in “moving from enthusiastic to effective.

- Sana Halwani ’06, Lawyer

Action Canada m’a permis de l’exprimer clairement et ainsi de comprendre l’importance des sentiments d’appartenance, mais aussi de responsabilité envers ma communauté qui m’habitent.

- Marie-Josee Parent '12

Culturellement enrichissant, déterminant et transformateur.

- Benjamin Scott ’12, Nation Tlicho, Administrateur public

Aucun autre programme au Canada n’expose des leaders émergents à la diversité complexe de notre pays et aux influenceurs qui le façonnent.

- Lara Honrado ’13, Community-Relations Director

Nous voulons que le Canada soit le meilleur pays au monde, et pour parvenir à cela, nous avons besoin d’un leardership d’exception.

- Sam Belzberg, Foundateur Émérite, Action Canada

The Nordic component is what makes Action Canada a unique program.

- Félix-Antoine Boudreault ’12

Action Canada m’a appris comment interagir et mener avec mes idées au sein d’un groupe de gens qui sont mes pairs.

- George Roter ’04, Co-fondateur, Ingénieurs Sans Frontières

Le projet du groupe de travail a été un exercice pratique pour « aller d’enthousiaste à effectif ».

- Sana Halwanu ’06, Avocate