Youth Conferences

Since 2002, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has hosted a number of successful conferences on international development issues for both middle years and high school students. The purpose of these conferences is to engage students in discussion of global issues, and help them move through the stages of planning an activity and then organizing it in their school or communities. Generating Momentum for Our World is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn about an issue, build leadership skills, take positive action, and have fun doing it!

Current Conferences

  • No upcoming conferences at this time.

Past Conferences

  • Gender Equality: Changing Perspectives

    Middle Years 2016/2017 School Year

    Join us for a one-day middle years student conference where we will provide insight into Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, suggesting actions that can be taken by students in their community and our world!

  • Sustainable Development Goals

    Middle Years 2015/16 School Year

    Join us for a one-day middle years student conference where we will provide insight into the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, suggesting actions that can be taken by students in their community and our world!

  • Justice in a Changing Climate

    Middle YearsHigh School 2014/15 School Year

    Join us for a one day conference for Middle Years students that will explore the relationship between social justice and climate change, looking at how environmental changes are affecting people around the world and how we can take action for our shared future. To register please email youth@mcic.ca.

  • Goals for a Better World

    Middle Years 2013/2014 School Year

    Goals for a Better World is a one-day conference for Middle Years students that will explore the reduction of poverty, looking at how far we’ve come and how we can take action for our future.

  • Food for All

    Middle Years 2012/2013 School Year

    Food for All was a one day conference for middle school students that explored global food security, global hunger, and how we can take action as a global community to improve access to food for all.

  • Go Fair Trade: Your School. Your Dollar. Our World.

    Middle Years 2011/2012 School Year

    Go Fair Trade: Your School. Your Dollar. Our World. was a one day conference for Middle Years students to explore the people behind the products we buy, and how we can vote with our dollar by purchasing fair trade products.

  • Making the Grade: Girls and Boys in the Global Classroom

    Middle Years 2010/2011 School Year

    Making the Grade: Girls and Boys in the Global Classroom was a one-day conference for middle years students to explore how equality and education can make a world of difference for girls and boys around the globe.

  • Appetite For Change

    Middle Years 2009/2010 School Year

    Generating Momentum for Our World-Appetite for Change was a one day conference for middle-years students that opened the lid up on today’s global food issues. Students learned about what is going on with the world’s food supply and how and what we eat can have a positive impact on the global community through fun and interactive activities.

  • Water For All

    Middle Years 2008/2009 School Year

    One of the key development issues of the next century is access to clean, safe water. Water - although a renewable resource - is increasingly threatened by industry, overuse, and privatization. Access to clean water for drinking, household use and agriculture is a critical development issue.

  • Generating Momentum Toward Peace: The Banning of Landmines

    High School 2007/2008 School Year

    As of February 2007, there are 153 member states of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, and a further two signatory countries which still need to ratify the agreement. A total of 40 countries remain outside of the treaty entirely and these include China, Egypt, Finland, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia and the United States.

  • Trading Places: Putting the Poor First in Global Relations

    Middle Years 2007/2008 School Year

    Undoubtedly you have heard the term “Fair Trade.” But what, precisely, does the term mean? Basically fair trade means that producers are paid a fair price for the products they produce. But there’s much more involved than just a good price. Fair trade goods are produced in humane working conditions, and factories are monitored for their compliance to minimum standards. By putting control in the hands of producers, fair trade attempts to address structural inequities in the global economy and promote grassroots development.

  • Africa 2015: Reaching the United Nations Millennium Development Goals

    High School 2006/2007 School Year

    At the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000, eight Millennium Development Goals were adopted committing rich and poor countries to work together in a global partnership to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, ensure that all boys and girls complete primary school, promote gender equality, improve the health of mothers and children, reverse the spread of HIV AIDS and other diseases, and protect the environment … all by 2015!

MCIC Fair Trade Manitoba Government of Manitoba Global Affairs Canada

This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)