Bringing the world to your classroom ​and your classroom to the world.

Youth Advocacy Council

Sponsored by CCUNESCO and organized by the Centre for Global Education, The UNESCO ​School Youth Advocacy Council gathers students from across Canada in monthly meetings, ​conferences, and virtual presentations. The goal of the council is to inspire fellow youth to take ​meaningful action for SDGs in their schools and communities while building a network of ​resources and connections across UNESCO schools.

Program Timeline:

  • September: UNESCO schools’ students ​submit applications to join the council
  • October: Youth are selected with a focus on ​diverse perspectives from all areas of Canada
  • November: Monthly meeting launch which ​include project sharing and virtual event ​planning
  • Spring: Council members meet in person at ​the annual UNESCO Schools Conference
  • June: The council is wrapped up for the year ​with a virtual celebration and certificate ​ceremony.

Applications for ​2024/25 open soon!

SDG Project Roadmap

YAC members have collaborated to create a ​workbook to help lead other students along a journey ​to plan and implement their own SDG action in their ​schools. This booklet will help students find ​inspiration, create a plan, timeline, budget, etc. The ​booklet also highlights youth actions our members ​have taken in their own school to spark ideas in fellow ​activists!

Highlights from 2023/24

Centre for Global Education is committed to the principle that diversity in those we serve and our team is our strength. CGE defines acts of oppression as any intentionally or unconsciously discriminatory behaviour towards an individual or a group of people. CGE in all aspects of our operation and all levels of the organization does not tolerate acts of oppression and shall address any intentional or unintentional acts of oppression towards an individual or a group of people that creates barriers to access or inclusion.

Contact Us

LinkedIn Logo 蓝白领英社交媒体

Executive Director

Sarah Flynn is the Executive Director for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in biomedical and clinical research and was formerly the Assistant Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. Sarah has been an adjunct instructor and has a number of peer reviewed publications in her cv. Sarah also likes to think she makes the best double chocolate chip toffee cookies. Ever.

LinkedIn Logo 蓝白领英社交媒体

Online Learning Coordinator

Rebecca is the Online Education Coordinator for ​the Centre for Global Education. She has a B.Ed. ​from the University of Alberta in Secondary ​Education with a major in Biological Sciences and ​a minor in Mathematics. Rebecca comes from a ​rural area in Northern Alberta, Canada and has ​had the pleasure to work closely with many ​Indigenous youth in the classroom. She combines ​her passion for youth engagement, climate ​action, and social justice to inspire thousands of ​youth in her role at CGE.

Social Network Logo
Twitter Logo
YouTube Squared
subscribe icon vector
email icon

The Centre for Global Education is proud to call ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) home. We acknowledge the many diverse Indigenous ​groups that have resided on Treaty 6 Territory for time immemorial and who continue to be the caretakers and advocates of this land.