Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program looking for young leaders

People ages 16 to 21 encouraged to develop leadership skills through sport, community engagement

Nunavummiut youth are encouraged to apply to the Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program to develop leadership and community engagement skills. (Photo by Denis Cahill, special to Nunatsiaq News).

By Nunatsiaq News

Young people who want to learn about leadership can apply to the Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program for the 2022-23 season.

The Government of Nunavut is recruiting Nunavummiut between the ages of 16 and 21 to develop leadership skills through sport, recreation programs, training and volunteer opportunities, said spokesperson Suleikha Duale in a news release.

Participants will get the chance to volunteer within their home communities, in the territory and across the country.

They’ll have the chance to “build leadership and life skills through training and volunteering, become more engaged with their community through volunteer efforts, attend in-person training sessions and have the opportunity to volunteer at special events,” Duale said in the release.

That could include major sporting events like the 2023 Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta. in January.

Last month, 10 youth ambassadors represented Nunavut at the Canada Summer Games in Ontario’s Niagara region. The ambassadors volunteered at different sporting events, gave cultural presentations and cheered on Team Nunavut.

Applications for the program are due by Sept. 19. More information about applying can be found by contacting SRinfo@gov.nu.ca.

 

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