One Young World 2016 : YDC / Global Shapers Breakout Session

Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) was proud to partner with the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub on September 30th to host a breakout session titled “The Power of Tri-Sector Leadership’’ as part of the One Young World Summit. This session, which took place at the United States (US) Embassy to Canada, featured a speech followed by a question and answer session with the US Ambassador to Canada, Mr. Bruce Heyman, as well as group discussions on tri-sector leadership.


Keeton Wilcock, YDC’s Program Director, co-hosted the session and facilitated discussion. Keeton indicated that Ambassador Heyman’s frank challenge to the participants not to wait but to jump head-first into tackling the world’s most complex and pressing public-private-social problems was hugely motivating. He noted: “Ambassador Heyman’s call to action was daunting but also inspiring – the issues are huge but I believe our generation is up to the task.”

From September 28 to October 1, young leaders from 196 countries descended on Ottawa for the One Young World Summit 2016. The most promising talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities, and other forward-thinking organizations were joined by world leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

YDC welcomes tri-sector collaboration and leadership by Canadian and global young people to better address the world’s most pressing challenges.

For more information, please contact:

    Sally Dimachki
Director of Communications - Directrice des communications
Young Diplomats of Canada - Les Jeunes diplomates du Canada
email: [email protected]