The 2024 #CanadaWeWant Conference

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When: February 29, 2024 to March 5, 2024

Where: YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre in Nobleton, Ontario

Who: You are a young person between the age of 12 and 24 living in Canada and wanting to work with others to build a better future? You might be the perfect person to join the #CanadaWeWant (#CWW) Conference!

What: The Students Commission of Canada is happy to bring 120 youth from every province and territory together, to discuss and design strategies on issues that are impacting themselves, their peers and their community.

This year, our theme is Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Youth Envisioning a Bold Tomorrow. Over these five days, join a group of youth and focus on taking action on issues such as the environment, substance misuse, and healthy relationships. Spend time studying and discussing the topic while sharing your own experiences.

Towards the end of the conference, your group will develop actionable items and recommendations to be delivered directly to policy and decision makers in government and youth serving organizations at our national Showcase, hosted by RBC in Downtown Toronto.

If this opportunity interests you, fill out the application form below. Please note that there is a $250 fee for attending the conference to cover expenses (travel, food, accommodation, etc.); traveled is covered by the Students Commission of Canada, with generous support from Exchanges Canada.

"This event alone is life-changing for me because I met so many people. It was my first time on a plane and leaving my hometown. I am seeing so many people and learning so many things. I love it here."

Group of youth playing a game
Four youth smiling outdoor
Large group of youth attending the plenary with provincial and territorial flags in the back

Be part of this fun and exciting event and bring the momentum back home to your community and help us build the #CanadaWeWant.

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Submitting an application form does not guarantee your spot at the conference. We will follow up to confirm if you have been selected with the next steps.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at and we will respond in 3-5 business days.

Our 2024 Sponsors

We want to thank our generous sponsors for #CanadaWeWant 2024

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