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RCS Canada Youth attend GAC Youth Consultation

On June 28, 2016 Joshua Mazur and Alison Bloom attended the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Youth Consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to gain an insight into where youth believe Canada should focus its international development efforts. This consultation involved youth around Ottawa, the Minister of International Development, the honourable Maria-Claude Bibeau and her private secretary, along with other GAC employees. This was a chance for youth to speak on their expertise on how they believed Canada should assist…

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NSCF Alumni Celebrate the International Day of the African Child

To celebrate the International Day of the African Child, on June 16th, 2016, several recent National Student Commonwealth Forum alumni, (from l-r) Isabella Orozco, Gillian Hollebone, James Myles, Ammani Hanafe, and Ana Paula Sanchez, had the opportunity of attending the launch of an exhibit “Girls Voices: Speaking out against Child Marriage”. The event was held at the Global Affairs Canada building in Ottawa, and was hosted by The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, in collaboration…

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RCS Roundtable

RCS Canada and local RCS Ottawa Branch attended a Civil Society Roundtable meeting with Commonwealth Secretary Designate, Baroness Patricia Scotland, on March 24th at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa to discuss the views of Canadian civil society organizations in regards to the Commonwealth and its goals after CHOGM 2015. Pictured left to right: Carolyn McMaster, RCS Canada Alison Bloom, Co-Chair National Student Commonwealth Forum, RCS Ottawa Judith Elson, President RCS Canada Baroness Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Designate Basil Crozier, Vice-President…

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Caring Canadian Awarded to Donna Petroski

Vancouver Island branch member Donna Petroski, seen here receiving the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award from His Excellency, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada March 4th 2016, The Chan Centre, University of British Columbia. Congratulations from members of the Vancouver Island Branch and the entire family of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada. We are so proud of you!

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10th Commonwealth Youth Forum

The 10th Commonwealth Youth Forum took place in Malta from the 21st to 25th of November 2015, and two Canadian youth, Aden Hamza and Joshua Mazur, had the privilege of being chosen as the official National Youth Delegates to represent Canada. Every two years, the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth meet to discuss Commonwealth priorities and global issues, as well as create objectives and policies to be acted on for the following two years. The Commonwealth Youth Forum runs…

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NS Students Receive Awards

On Monday 23 November 2015, eight Nova Scotia students who received awards from the Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition were hosted at Government House by His Honour, Brigadier General J. J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. This invitation generated a great deal of excitement and was very much appreciated by both the students and their parents.

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NS Bus Tour 2015

This year’s RCS Nova Scotia bus tour, which was co-sponsored by Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University, was a great success! The tour took place on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, with fifty students enjoying the opportunity to see Nova Scotia outside of Halifax, touring the scenic South Shore: Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful weather was had for most of the trip and the autumn leaves were at their peak.

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