Youth Camp

Students will share in a journey of hope, leadership and change with Dawson College and other colleges and institutes located in Montreal.

Students will experience a unique Sustainable Happiness program at Dawson College’s Living Campus that will further identify their role as important choice makers and change makers, while understanding how their well-being is interconnected with the well-being of others, their community, and the planet. Activities, discussions, and site visits will emphasize experiential and holistic approaches to learning on themes including biodiversity, urban water management, Indigenous philosophy, sustainable consumption, climate action and leadership character.

Students will arrive on Thursday, April 20, 2023 and the Camp will kick off with a welcome activity on Friday morning. Participants will depart on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

A full program will be shared with those selected as participants.

An application for a student to participate must be submitted by the student’s own institution to CICan by April 3rd, 2023.



  • Engage professional and technical education students in relevant discussions and debates on the position and role of students in professional and technical education globally and how they can contribute to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
  • Understand the way that students will engage in the rapidly changing world of work.
  • Embed the voice of students in the World Congress.
  • Enable professional and technical students to make connections with other students from across the globe and experience other cultures.

Eligibility Requirements

The Youth Camp is limited to 50 students.

Youth Camp students need to:

  • Be enrolled in a WFCP or CICan member institution or have completed in the six months prior to the camp their professional or technical program.
  • Communicate effectively in English.
  • Be 18 years of age or older with a general upper age limit of 28 years.

The Camp aims for a diverse range of participants from various backgrounds and locations.

Registration Fee

The registration fee of $1,550 CAD includes:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation – April 20 to April 25 inclusively
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • Access to the World Congress 2023

The student’s institution is responsible for travel and any other costs not covered in the registration fee i.e., some meals, transportation to and from the airport.


Thursday, April 20

  • Arrival day in Montreal

Friday, April 21 – Monday, April 24

  • Welcome activity, mix of workshops, group activities, site visits and the World Congress Opening Reception on Sunday, April 23.

Tuesday, April 25

  • Join World Congress attendees for a day of Congress sessions, keynotes, networking opportunities and the Closing Gala.

Wednesday, April 26

  • Departure

An application for a student to participate must be submitted by the student’s own institution to CICan by April 3rd, 2023.