Press Release: YDC send young Canadian leaders to Washington to attend the 2016 WB-IMF Annual Meetings


Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) is proud to send five of Canada's brightest young leaders to attend the 2016 World Bank - International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. YDC’s Delegates will bring a Canadian youth perspective to various high-level meetings throughout October 7th to 9th.

Recruited from a hundreds of highly qualified applicants from across Canada under the age of 30, the YDC delegation is diverse and equipped to address critical issues within the realm of both Canadian and global macroeconomic policy. 

Head Delegate Cerina Lee thinks that it is imperative for Canadian young leaders to play an active role in health policy reform and to initiate a cascade effect for our current youth population to become involved in all intersectoral levels of government processes. Further, she indicated that voicing the youth's perspective at the WB-IMF Annual Meetings will enable new experiences, open-ness to innovative ideas and discussion of novel strategies to tackle health inequities and disparities. 

At the WB-IMF Meetings, global leaders from around the world will come together to discuss the past and future work of their institutions. YDC Delegates will attend numerous seminars alongside official meetings, engaging with civil society, corporate, and governmental actors on the global economy and the many challenges it still faces today. A critical focus of the World Bank Group in the upcoming years is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to promote shared prosperity.

Engaging with global policy leaders provides an opportunity for youth perspectives to be shared at some of the highest levels of global governance. Through YDC’s social media channels, Delegates will provide exclusive coverage directly from the Annual Meetings.

Biographical info on YDC’s Delegates to the WB-IMF Annual Meetings is accessible at this

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]