Youth Bursary



The Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership is focused on providing an opportunity to understand where Canadian state and non-state actors stand at the nexus of international trade, security, diplomacy, development and humanitarian assistance, and doing so at a moment immediately following the federal election and at the 10-year-out mark of the SDGs/2030. The Summit is also a platform to challenge one another to engage in reflexive cross-related analysis of Canada’s foreign policy goals, strategies and actions.

Youth are key constituents in Canada’s global activities and in achieving the SDGs, now and particularly looking to the future. In order to support meaningful youth engagement in the conference, the Summit Partners, along with our Youth Sponsors Engineers Without Borders and World University Service of Canada, are excited to present the following youth bursary opportunity.

The Bursaries

The Summit is committed to ensuring that young Canadians across all geographies and backgrounds can attend the Summit on Global Leadership in Ottawa November 27 – 28 and participate and add their voice into the discussions.

The bursaries provide financial assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to attend. Bursary recipients will receive full-funding to attend the Summit, including Summit registration, domestic travel to and from Ottawa, accommodation while in Ottawa, and a $100 stipend, subject to the specific details and limitations outlined below.

The bursaries are open to individuals 35 and under (as of December 31, 2019), but preference will be given to applicants working/volunteering/interning in global governance and health, feminist foreign policy, climate change and/or refugees and migration with grassroots/community organizations and entities with small operating budgets. Additional consideration will focus on providing access for and ensuring representation from marginalized and diverse groups.

The number of bursaries provided will depend on the final amount of Youth Sponsors and on the locations of recipients. We anticipate funding 8 – 12 individuals.



DEADLINE to apply: October 13th, 5pm, EDT.

Please note that only selected applicants will be contacted. ​

If you have any questions please email