CJPAC is a national, independent, multi-partisan organization. Our mandate is to engage Jewish and pro-Israel Canadians in the democratic process and to foster active political participation. We are dedicated to helping community members build relationships within the Canadian political arena.
The CJPAC Generation Student Leaders Program is designed to provide a select group of young, motivated and passionate high-school students with the opportunity to become more politically involved and to become leaders in their communities. The program currently runs in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver, however we welcome applicants from all Canadian cities.
As a participant you will gather with other student leaders throughout the school year and meet with a variety of powerful and insightful speakers. You will engage in thoughtful discussions that will enhance your political knowledge and help cultivate your political opinions. On top of this, you will expand your peer and professional networks, build your resume, and gain valuable experiences to support your university applications. The program culminates with a trip to Ottawa where you will have the chance to take your your engagement in the political process to the next level by meeting with elected officials and political staff who work on Parliament Hill.
- Jewish high school students in Grades 10-12 (Secondary 4 and 5 in Quebec)
- An interest in politics and the Canadian political process
- A commitment to attending monthly sessions beginning in October, and trip to Ottawa in May 2019 (Ottawa trip is optional)
Applications are due soon. Admission is competitive.
Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 school year. Please check back in September 2019 to apply for the next cohort of the Generation: Student Leaders Program.