Angus Encourages Youth To Get Involved In Parliament Hill Program

The Forum for Young Canadians is taking place in Ottawa and Charlie Angus is encouraging students, aged 15 to 19 to get involved. 

The Forum is a national student Parliament. Youth spend one week on Parliament Hill to share their voice, connect with each other, develop their leadership skills, and learn about parliamentary democracy, civic and political engagement. They get to take part in various simulations such as an election, cabinet meeting and a First Ministers’ Conference. 

Angus says the Forum is a once in a lifetime opportunity. "Young people are able to meet cabinet ministers and leaders. This forum is about giving youth a voice, while teaching them how things work in Ottawa.” 

Angus says there are many bright students in Timmins-James Bay who should strongly consider taking part in this program. 

People who have participated in the past have truly enjoyed the experience. Not many people get the chance to have access to the House or Senate. And how many people get to sit in the prime minister’s chair?” 

The cost to attend Forum is $895 and covers travel, accommodations, meals and activities for the week!  Apply online at and follow the instructions for online applications. A limited number of bursaries are available by completing the Bursary Application. Bursary guidelines are also available on the website. Students are invited to fundraise, all donations of $10 or more get a tax receipt.    

The Forum runs in 2 sessions: February 26 to March 2, 2012 (Deadline to apply is February 10th), March 25 to 30, 2012 (Deadline to apply is March 10th).