Young Canadians on the world stage.
YDC is a national, non-partisan, youth-led non-profit organization that aims to break down barriers of decision-making at the highest levels of global diplomacy.
Working locally and globally, YDC aims to develop the diplomatic leadership and international advocacy experience of Young Canadians, through hands-on training programs and key partnerships which give delegates the opportunity to attend and engage in high-level political and multilateral summits. Through these efforts, YDC hopes to mainstream youth engagement in big policy discussion within spaces such as the G20 and G7 meetings.
YDC is helping to bring together a generation of young policy thinkers and decision-makers, and building Canada’s next generation of global leaders, through which we aim to become the official national voice of Canada's future foreign policy.
Through its international programs and research activities, YDC also seeks to advocate for policies that reflect the viewpoints and best interests of younger generations. This includes direct engagement with government officials and knowledge contributions to other young diplomatic training organizations.