As representatives of their country, participants are expected to share the views that the youth of their nation hold on a variety of issues. Canadian delegates will present Canadian culture, history, customs and values and participate in a range of discussions and seminars.
Participating Youth (Delegates)
10 delegates are selected to be part of the Canadian delegation, and are representative of a variety of ethnic, academic and social backgrounds. From East to West, North to South, these delegates are drawn from the linguistic, cultural, gender and geographical diversity of Canada. Aged between 18 to 30, selected delegates are highly involved with their communities, have ideas and take actions to make them happen, and are leaders who embrace working with others. Previous travel experience is an asset but is not a requirement for selection to the program.
Roles & Responsibilities
Share Canadian culture through workshops, cultural activities and a national presentation
Promote cultural understanding and international friendship
Support delegates who are less at ease with English
Act as ambassadors of Canadian culture and appropriately represent Canada at all times
Represent Canada at official ceremonies and presentations with heads of state / local dignitaries
Each delegation will also have a National Leader to act as a liaison between the International Youth Exchange Organization (IYEO) in Japan, the Ship’s Administration and the Canadian Delegation. Aged from 30 to 39, the National Leader has previous experience in a leadership role and has ability in French and English. Because English is the language of instruction and discussion during the program, the National Leader must be able to facilitate and lead discussions in English. French is one of our official languages and therefore it is expected that the National Leader can converse in both English and French within the Canadian Delegation.
Roles & Responsibilities
To disseminate information between IYEO / Administration and the Canadian Delegation
Represent Canada in the daily National Leaders meetings. National Leaders are responsible for assisting the administration in running the program and ensuring delegates follow proper protocol
Act as a Group Leader, with each group consisting of a mix of delegates from all the participating countries
Organize and/or delegate responsibilities within their Group along with Assistant Group Leaders.
Represent Canada at official ceremonies and presentations with heads of state / local dignitaries.
Oversee the delegation’s responsibilities as they prepare sponsorship, National Presentation, Canadian-led activities, etc.