Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors celebrate 10 years

Parks Canada celebrates 10 years of youth ambassadors

Submitted by the Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors team

For the past 10 years, Parks Canada has hired young Canadians to be Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors. Hundreds of young nature and culture enthusiasts apply every year hoping for this amazing student job opportunity.

It all started in 2012. The program was established as a gift in honor of the first Royal tour of Canada by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and to mark the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada.

“The Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors Program is very much in keeping with the environmental and youth initiatives that Their Royal Highnesses support. It is a fitting gift to mark their first Royal Tour and the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada”

– Then Prime Minister S. Harper, July 7th 2011

Since it was established, the program has evolved quite a bit but the main goal has always remained the same: To engage and inspire youth to get out and explore our natural and cultural heritage.

Like for many people, COVID-19 has drastically changed the nature of the work being done by the youth ambassadors. But in no way does this mean the job has lost any shine! It remains an incredible learning opportunity for youth to connect with their peers, talk about the benefits of nature, talk about conservation and share opportunities.

The 10th cohort of Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors features Catherine Gingras, Fawn Logan-Young and Mahnoor Hussain. Learn more about them and follow their journey on Facebook and Twitter  community to follow their journey!



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