Model CHOGMs in Canada; click on the event you are interested in.

A companion to the South Island Student Commonwealth Conference, the Mid-Island Student Commonwealth Conference was first held in 2019. The MISCC welcomes high school students from across British Columbia to attend a day-long model CHOGM.

For more information, contact the RCS Vancouver Island Branch.

Held annually for over 36 years and founded by alumni of the NSCF, the South Island Student CHOGM welcomes high school students from across British Columbia to attend a day-long model CHOGM. The conference is usually held in the Greater Victoria area in late winter.

For more information, contact the RCS Vancouver Island Branch.

As part of the Branch’s efforts at community outreach, youth development and the promotion of global citizenship, they have for 36 years sponsored and promoted a Youth Leadership conference, based upon the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. It is one of the “Jewels in the Crown”, so to speak, and is something the Branch justly takes pride in.

Many people from the Branch are involved in, or participate in, these conferences. Attendees work in teams of two or three, representing a pre-selected Commonwealth member nation by researching and presenting its views, policies and stances on different issues and challenges.

This event occurs twice yearly, in November and April, in partnership with local and regional Model United Nations conferences, in order to promote the Commonwealth and its unique structure and history to interested participants.

Please contact the Branch president for more information.

Currently in the planning stages, CHOGM in the 6ix will bring the concept of the Model CHOGM to Canada’s largest city.

Contact the RCS Toronto youth team for more information!

Organized for the first time in 2017, RCS Nova Scotia youth members hosted a two-day model CHOGM at St. Mary’s University for high school and university students. Participants very much enjoyed the experience, and the Branch is interested in repeating the event in the future.

If you are interested in volunteering with helping organize a future event, please contact RCS Nova Scotia.

Founded by NSCF alumni in 2017, CHOGM on the Rock is a two-day model CHOGM for youth aged 15-24 held twice a year at Memorial University. Starting in 2021, CHOGM on the Rock will be held twice annually.

For more information, visit their website.

More than 45 years ago, the Royal Commonwealth Society Ottawa Branch worked with educators and university professors to design a leadership program for Commonwealth youth. That program continued to evolve and has expanded into today’s National Student Commonwealth Forum (NSCF), a week-long leadership program to engage, inspire, and empower Commonwealth youth regarding current issues affecting The Commonwealth and the world.

The program includes a debate on youth issues in the Senate Chamber, an amazing Commonwealth race through the streets of Ottawa, team-building, a cultural evening, presentations from subject-matter experts, and opportunities for one-on-one conversations with High Commissioners, Canadian MPs, and Senators. The capstone activity has Global Affairs Canada host a mock Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting where teams of students, representing each of the Commonwealth countries, work together to listen, empathize, and build consensus towards a better future among the 53 Commonwealth countries. This is followed by a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence and a gala dinner.

Travel to and from Ottawa within Canada is generously provided by The Royal Commonwealth Society Ottawa. Bursaries to cover the nominal registration fees may be available to applicants via their local Royal Commonwealth Society branch or other organizations within your community.

Submit an Expression of Interest – click here to receive the latest news regarding NSCF and to be advised when registration opens for the next NSCF, the first week of May in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.