MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CANADA’S PARLIAMENT EDUCATION FORUM: NEW DATES ANNOUNCED
(Toronto, ON October 11, 2013) In collaboration with the UNF
Ottawa-Gatineau branch, the Paul Yuzyk Institute For Youth Leadership is
pleased to announce Canada’s Parliament Education Forum will be held in
Ottawa November 20-24, 2013.
Canada’s Parliament Education Forum is inviting high school and university
age students from across Canada to participate in an exciting five day
exploration of the Ukrainian contribution to Canada’s Parliament and to
our Canadian Policy and Legislation on Multiculturalism. This unique
educational leadership forum will give young leaders the opportunity to
learn how our government touches the lives of Ukrainian Canadians and how
our Ukrainian community has helped build the Canadian nation and Canada’s
The Forum includes site visits in and around Parliament Hill, the House of
Commons and Senate, the Parliamentary Library, the War Museum, the
National Museum of Canadian Civilization, Parliamentary Precinct, the
Supreme Court, and National Archives and Library Canada. Visits to
Ukrainian Canadian institutions, monuments, and memorials such as
Ukrainian churches, Buduchnist Credit Union, and the Taras Shevchenko
monument will also be included.
Students between the ages of 14 to 22, of Ukrainian descent or simply with
an interest in Ukrainian identity and multiculturalism must apply before
November 1, 2013. This educational forum is limited to 12 candidates who
meet the selection criteria.
Cost: $950 includes local travel, hotel accommodation, all meals,
educational program, participants’ handbook, training and facilitators.
Please note this does not include air travel or costs to or from Ottawa.
$700 for Ottawa students who do not require hotel accommodation.
Bursaries have been provided through a grant from the Shevchenko Foundation.