Whatever happened to the Young Citizens program?
Young Citizens is the national program for Heritage Fairs, in which students make short videos about their heritage fair project. In 2018, students will have the chance to win one of four trips to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum. Young Citizens is coordinated by Canada’s History Society, the national charitable organization that supports Heritage Fairs.
Videos must be submitted by June 4, 2018 and will then will be posted online at YoungCitizens.ca / JeunesCitoyens.ca. A public vote will take place between June 12-22. A panel of judges will review the videos and results of the vote, and select 4 students to receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Ottawa in the fall of 2018.
Participants for Young Citizens are selected at their Regional or Provincial Heritage Fair, or can be nominated by their teachers. Participants must have prepared their project on a topic related to Canadian history and have the ability to complete a video independently.
Heritage Fair coordinators are asked for their assistance in selecting the Young Citizens participants, but are not required to submit a minimum number of videos.
For more information, visit YoungCitizens.ca or contact Joanna Dawson at [email protected]