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Youth Leadership Opportunities


    Looking for youth leadership opportunities within Amnesty Canada? We currently have several openings at the local, national and international levels!  

    We are super excited to be able to offer these and look forward to working with you!


    Youth Organizer local teams – join us!

    Looking to take a leadership role in your community while helping support and outreach to other youth activists? The National Youth & Student Program invites you to become a Youth Organizer for a one and two year term.

    The Youth Organizers’ main role is to be the direct link between Amnesty Canada’s Youth and Student Program and youth activists at the local level.  This leadership opportunity for youth is a new initiative of the Youth and Student Program.

    Youth Organizers help organize and facilitate youth and student group activities and campaign actions, act as a liaison between youth and student groups, community groups, staff and  other volunteer leaders. They also get to work with some fantastic activists and learn some great new skills while doing so.

    We have established teams in various cities, and are looking to grow these teams and will consider setting up teams in new cities.

    If you are interested or would like further information, send us an email at


    Calling all young journalists, Amnesty Canada now has a Youth Media Award!

    A Youth Media award is being added to the annual Amnesty Canada media awards. The media awards are presented for excellence in journalism and honor the efforts of journalists to increase Canadian’s awareness and understanding of human rights.

    They are awarded for coverage of human rights issues that are printed, broadcast or posted online.

    The new youth award is for a student journalist aged 25 and under, who has covered a human rights related story with an emphasis on the impact of young people.

    The competition is open to any student at a Canadian university or collage, who has had an article published or a piece broadcast or posted in a recognized student media outlet during the period of September 1, 2018 and February 26, 2019. This could include print, audio/visual or online publications. Applications are due February 26, 2019.

    The winner will be announced in March 2019. The prize is $500. The winner will also receive an Amnesty International Canada Youth Media Award Certificate at the annual Amnesty International Canada Media Award event.

    Interested? Need more information? Give us a shout at

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