Feb. 18, 2013
/CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Minister Responsible for
, today announced support for Action Canada's fellowship program. This investment will continue to encourage Canadians to take part in enriching fellowships that promote a better understanding of
and public policy choices.
"Through Action Canada's fellowship program, young people have the opportunity to connect with one another and exchange ideas, while deepening their knowledge of
," said Minister Moore. "With this investment, our Government is contributing to a more informed and engaged citizenry, and to the strength of our great nation. As we approach
birthday in 2017, we have a wonderful opportunity to help our young people discover what defines Canadian society and to encourage them to participate in it."
Each year, Action Canada selects up to 20 young Canadians for an eleven-month fellowship that provides them with opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, enrich their understanding of
and contribute to the Action Canada Network. Every fellowship year has a central theme that addresses public policy issues of significance to
. Fellows work on different Task Forces that produce reports and recommendations in relation to the annual theme during five working conferences that are held across
"Today's announcement of three years of funding for Action Canada demonstrates this Government's commitment to working with the private sector to build leadership for
, co-chairs, Action Canada Board. "We would like to thank especially Minister Moore. Thanks to the ongoing support of Canadian Heritage, there is a valuable and growing national network of Action Canada Fellows dedicated to the future of our country."
The Government of
is providing funding of
over three years to the Action Canada Foundation through Canadian Heritage's
Canadian Studies Program
. This program encourages Canadians to learn about
history, civic life, and public policy.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage