Amnesty Human Rights College 2023 planning committee: left to right: Stephen Mensah, Angela Huang, Jasmin Smith, Sumali Mehta, and Sophie Long.

Apply Now! Human Rights College 2023

Are you between the ages of 15 and 25 with a keen interest in human rights issues and a desire to learn more? Amnesty’s Human Rights College (HRC) may be right for you! This three-day youth leadership event features activism skills-building and learning workshops, discussions, and taking action. We are now accepting applications from English-speaking youth from across Canada. Closing day for applications is April 10, 2023.

What is the Human Rights College?

The Human Rights College brings young people together to build skills as empowered human rights advocates and leaders.

  • You will gain knowledge and understanding of Amnesty International’s human rights work and ways of working.
  • You will be ready to take an active role at the Annual General Meeting.
  • You will meet Amnesty members and staff, participate in more workshops, and engage with decision-making that guides Amnesty into the future.

The HRC runs from 3 pm on Tuesday, June 13 to 12 noon on Friday, June 16. The AGM follows and runs from 1 pm on Friday, June 16 to 3 pm on Sunday, June 18. It all takes place on the campus of Carleton University in Ottawa.

Amnesty International is a movement of 10 million ordinary people in more than 150 countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We are in solidarity with Indigenous peoples demanding that their rights be respected.

Amnesty’s Human Rights College 2023 Application

To apply, please complete the HRC online application form HERE.

If you require the application form in another format, please let us know.

Amnesty International Canada is committed to equity and welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity seeking groups including women, transgender, non-binary, and LGBTI individuals; First Nations, Metis, and Inuit individuals, persons with disabilities, and members of racialized and marginalized groups. We believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience, knowledge and wisdom of people who have faced systemic barriers. We encourage applications from applicants who have both expertise and lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group.

To read more about our equity journey go HERE.


We will follow up with all applicants. If you have any questions regarding the Human Rights College or the application process, please contact Don Wright at

Youth Power Action Graphic by Amnesty Human Rights College

In the photo above: Meet the Human Rights College 2023 youth planning committee, left to right: Stephen Mensah, Angela Huang, Jasmin Smith, Sumali Mehta, and Sophie Long.

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