Why not join us at the Canada 150&Me Youth Forum – either on-site or on-line!Register
The National Forum will start at 9:30am with youth presentations reporting on the highlights from the four regional Canada 150&Me Youth Forums in Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax and Winnipeg. Invited guests from among Canada’s government, business and community leadership will speak in response to the youth reports. Confirmed speakers to date include Perry Bellegarde, Grand Chief, Assembly of First Nations; and author and historian, Charlotte Gray, C.M. Check back for more details in the weeks to come!
The story of the National Gallery of Canada began in the 19th century with a simple dream that Canada should have a national gallery to call their own. It would be a place to showcase Canadian art; to preserve, study and teach about the vast nation’s cultural heritage; and to acquire magnificent works from around the world.
Today the National Gallery of Canada is one of the world’s most respected art institutions, revered for its scholarship, applauded for its ability to engage audiences of all ages and levels of artistic knowledge ad renowned for its exceptional collection of approximately 65,000 works of art. It makes its home in a grand, light-filled structure of glass and granite in which visitors can find a cloistered garden courtyard, a glass-bottomed pool and a reconstructed 19th century chapel.
Delegates to the National Forum will be chosen from the participants attending the regional Canada 150&Me Youth Forums in Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax and Winnipeg – either by attending on-site or by joining the Forum on-line.
Regional youth participants attending on location or on-line must register their interest in attending the national forum. They must also
- Upload a bio
- Complete the forum registration
- Answer why you want to go to Ottawa
- Answer the challenge question (if you have not previously answered the question): What is the greatest opportunity or challenge facing Canada in the future?
- Provide any letters of reference
Youth participants at regional forums will be able to assist in the selection of national youth forum delegates by nominating six youth (3 who participated on site and 3 who participated on-line) who stood out at the regional forum. Recommendations from teachers, Youth Ambassadors and Experiences Canada will also shape the national delegation.