Opportunity for High School Children of CBTU Affiliate Members – Forum for Young Canadians

December 15, 2016
RE: Opportunity for High School Children of CBTU Affiliate Members – Forum for Young Canadians

As part of an ongoing commitment to member service and value, the Canadian Building Trades Union (CBTU) have negotiated a sponsorship for three (3) CBTU family members’ children to take part in an important initiative for High School students as part of the Forum for Young Canadians (FYC) program.daniels
The CBTU will provide up to $2,000 per selected student which includes travel to Ottawa and the registration fee for the program. Details can be found in the attached brochure.
Along with the attached application form, the student must write a short letter indicating why they are motivated to participate in the Forum for Young Canadians and a short resume outlining their community involvement. In many provinces community involvement is now mandatory for high school credit.
Please indicate in the letter that you are a CBTU family member!
If you have a high school age child or relative (15-19 years old) please have them complete the application form along with the short letter and resume and forward it to Julie Lanois at the CBTU jlanois@buildingtrades.ca by January 13, 2017. The CBTU will then select candidate’s to fill the three (3) CBTU family spots at the forum this winter.
The selected students will have to get their teacher/principal to sign the permission form to miss class.
As this is time sensitive please give as wide a circulation as is possible amongst your Local Union members. Don’t forget to include the attachments; they are necessary for the application. For young people this is a chance to come to Ottawa and see how government works, it is a worthwhile opportunity that sometimes our member’s children don’t always get!
Thank you.
In solidarity,
Bill Daniels
International Vice President

IBEW 1st District



forumyoungcanadiansNovember 2016
Young Leaders Wanted: A week in Ottawa on Parliament Hill!
Deadline approaching quickly to Be a Voice and Be Part of it!
Spaces are limited for the 2017 Forum for Young Canadians program. Invite your young leaders to apply to
represent your school and community on the national stage! The deadline to apply is January 20 2017.
The Forum for Young Canadians is Canada’s premier civics education
program for students aged 15-19 years old. Forum brings over 100
students per week to Ottawa for an intensive academic adventure
immersing them in the exciting world of national politics and public
affairs. Participants get to meet the Senators, Members of Parliament
and other decision-makers who impact their daily lives and see them in action. After 40 years, this program remains vital
for increasing knowledge of decision-making processes for youth from across Canada and engaging them in these
Do you have a student who is always talking politics, who wants to change the world or who stands up for democracy?
The Forum program is looking for engaged students to come share that passion on Parliament Hill.
Encourage your students to apply now to ensure that your leader(s) have the opportunity to:
– gain a better understanding of the national decision-making process in Canada;
– get an insiders’ view of Canadian politics and public affairs;
– share their ideas and acquire tools for community engagement;
– enhance their leadership and second official language skills;
– network with other youth from across the country;
– travel to Ottawa and experience Parliament Hill during Canada’s 150th year; and
– be a part of a rewarding, exceptional and memorable experience.
Through the testimonials of past participants Forum is regarded as one of the most important weeks of their lives
encouraging them to increase their civic engagement through their career choices and civic activities. Bursaries are
Please contact us at jperronclow@forum.ca or (613) 233-4086.
Jonathan Perron-Clow
Recruitment Coordinator


To access more information and to print out the application form click on the link directly below:

Building Trades Forum for Young Canadians