Two YK residents named fellows for the Action Canada program
Yellowknife, N.W.T. -The 2012/2013 fellows for the Action Canada program have been announced and a couple of Yellowknife residents are among them.
Erin Freeland Ballantyne and Ben Scott will join 15 other young Canadians in this year's edition, which is designed to enhance leadership skills, enhance an understanding of policy choices and build a network of leaders for the future.
Ballantyne, who founded Dechinta Bush University, said the educational theme of this year's program is something which is exciting for her.
"That’s something that both Ben and I are involved from very different kinds of organizations, but you really have a group of young Canadians who are committed to seeing transformational education happening in this country to help drive Canada forward."
Scott, who works with the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, said his aboriginal heritage will help to put a cultural spin on the theme.
"I always try to advocate for the importance of bringing cultural diversity to the forefront of political issues and priorities, and I believe that brings vital answers to any policy decision or solution."
The pair have already had two meetings with their colleagues and are scheduled to meet again in British Columbia next week.
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