Global Citizenship Education

Youth Opportunity: J7 Summit in Japan

Are you a young Canadian passionate about global issues and the environment?

Are you a young leader making positive changes in your community?

Would you like to represent Canadian youth at an official G7 event?

Were you born after 22 April 1998?

Apply by Feb 15 to be the Canadian Youth Team at the J7 Summit in Japan!

The Canadian government is currently recruiting a youth delegation to attend the Junior 7 (J7) Summit that will take place between 22-28 April 2016 in Kuwana City (Mie Prefecture), Japan. The J7 Summit is an official Group of 7 (G7) event hosted by Japan.

The J7 Summit will be attended by teams of four young people, including two male and two female, all aged 15 to 18, from each of the G7 countries. The theme of this summit will be “The planet for the next generation: environment and sustainable society”.

This year, the leaders of the G7 nations will meet for the 42nd G7 summit over 26 - 27 May 2016. In advance of their meeting, they want to hear young people from their nations have to propose for the future of the environment, economy and other important topics for our societies and our world.

The J7 Summit is an opportunity for young people to make their voices heard in an important international forum. The country delegations will come together to examine the key global issues from a youth perspective, exchange ideas and perspectives, and develop common positions to be presented to the G7 leaders.

Who can apply?

Team applications are welcomed from youth aged 15 to 18 (as of 22 April 2016).

You must submit an application for a team of four (consisting of two females and two males) by the application deadline of 15 February 2016. Team applications should include an identified chaperone (at least 25 years old) to accompany the youth participants.

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