Students: apply now to make an IMPACT! The Co-operators announces third youth
sustainability leadership conference
GUELPH, ON, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Applications are open for the third IMPACT!
Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership. Canadian university and
college students with a passion for sustainability and social change are
encouraged to apply to attend and work toward sustainable solutions for their
campuses, communities and workplaces. The conference, which will be held May
23 to 26, 2014, at the University of Guelph, will feature a keynote address by
recently retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield. Applications close
IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership encourages and supports
future sustainability leaders in their common quest to build a healthier, more
sustainable future. It will feature speakers from a variety of backgrounds,
small group work and networking opportunities with executives working in
various industries, all designed to give students the opportunity to create
positive change. The conference provides a forum where the voices of the
leaders of tomorrow are heard, and encouraged.
"I learned about so many facts and ideas of sustainability that I had never
really heard before, but I think that the biggest take-home message for me is
that I can make change," said Katie Brady, an International Development
student from the University of Guelph who attended the 2011 conference. "I was
given the ability to look at an issue, and instead of being overwhelmed, I can
now look at it and see solutions... [and] that is the most worthwhile and
valuable lesson that I have ever taken home from a conference."
"The conference brings young minds from across the country together to
collaborate on vital sustainability solutions," said Kathy Bardswick,
president and CEO of The Co-operators. "These students are the leaders of
tomorrow and we're so pleased to be able to support and encourage them in
every way possible."
Current university and college students at the time of the conference, between
19 and 25, are eligible to apply. 175 successful applicants will be selected
to attend the conference from a variety of Canadian schools and a myriad of
academic programs. All their expenses will be covered.
For more information and to apply, please visit
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than
$33 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it
offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well
as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community
involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed
among the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best
50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible
Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean's magazine. For more
information, visit www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE The Co-operators
Leonard Sharman The Co-operators 519-767-3937
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