Opportunity: Order of Canada Mentorship Program Looking For 25 Young People

Amazing opportunity alert!

The Governor General of Canada is inviting youth 18-25 years of age to apply to the Order of Canada Mentorship Program.  The program is in its second year, and is an opportunity for 25 young Canadians to each be mentored by a member of the Order of Canada for one year. Through these mentorships, the Program hopes to “promote discussions between people who share the same interests and passions, and who want to help develop their communities”.

Terry readers, this sounds like a incredible opportunity. Application details can be found on the program site at www.mentor2009.gg.ca. In addition, if you’re looking to learn more and get a better sense of the program, there are also videos, blogs, forums, testimonials, and all kinds of lovely resources to give you a sense of the energy and excitement within last year’s mentorships.

The application deadline is September 17, 2009. Participants will be selected by an independent committee based on their involvement in their community or area of interest, and the quality of their answers to the essay questions on the application form.

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Shagufta is a UBC Political Science graduate with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking, writing, travel, reading, tea, and interesting conversations. She hopes to combine all of these things in her life work someday. For now though, she studies social policy and planning at the University of Toronto and shares her adventures in and out of the classroom at http://seriouslyplanning.wordpress.com.