Get Involved

Get Involved!

~EL is currently looking for new members!~
Check out the EL recruitment flyer here

~Les Nouveaux Leaders sont en train de recruter
de nouveaux membres!
Voyez la brochure de recrutement ici

Click here to learn about CED Opportunities and Events!

If you are interested in joining the CED movement and want to get involved at the national level, please let us know! Contact CCEDNet’s Youth Programs Coordinator and stay tuned with the CED Opportunities and Events presented by Emerging Leaders.

What does the Emerging Leaders Committee do?
The EL committee is made up of maximum of 15 members, all under the age of 30 years old. The members come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The committee meets monthly via conference calls, and plans to have an in person meeting once a year.

The committee works together as a group to provide recommendations and ideas for CCEDNet and its members.

They develop and shape youth programs and opportunities with CCEDNet including:

CreateAction Internship Program
Provides paid learning opportunities for young people to do community economic development in their own communities. Over 60 young people have participated in this program.

Youth In Charge
Project engages youth to create economic and employment opportunities for young people in BC communities. A total of four rural and three urban community CCEDNet partners are engaged in 2008.

Click to learn more about our projects.

Emerging Leaders members contribute and participate by:

  • Attending local and national conferences
  • Presenting at local and national conferences including CCEDNet National Conference in Saskatoon and World Youth Congress in Quebec
  • Representing CCEDNet on other national youth organizations
  • CCEDNet strategic planning around youth engagement strategies
  • Developing communication and committee policies
  • Writing funding proposals
  • Developing and facilitating CED learning events (conferences, workshops, peer learning)
  • Engaging youth in CCEDNet visioning
  • Connecting with youth interested in CED
  • Developing projects based on social, environmental and economical values

What is the commitment?
As an Emerging Leader you will:

  • Meet once a month (tele-conference) with the committee
  • Share in the responsibilities of hosting and facilitating quarterly peer learning events
  • Assist with writing funding proposals and policy
  • Work as an advisory member to other CED organizations
  • Commit to a one year term
  • Contribute 4-6 hours per month
  • Outreach and promote CCEDNet Emerging leaders and CED
  • Have the opportunity to meet in person with the EL committee