Beginnings…

Our great, great thanks to the delegates, directors, speakers, dancers, throat singers, leads and assistant directors and everyone involved in the YAC. Our inaugural international conference was a great success this weekend. There was a general feeling among all in attendance of excitement, new friendship and the start of something special. Presentations are posted on the…

Social Media at Breaking the Ice

Check out this social media ‘cheat sheet’, which includes hashtags, media outlets, people and organizations on Twitter that delegates can engage with before, during and after the conference. Thanks to Tom Wiercioch of The Starfish, our newest partner organization, for helping to create this tool for delegates!  

Foundation Papers Available!

We have received many requests to view the foundation papers that members of YAC have been working on for the last several months. Five papers are now available for you to read and provide feedback on! Please email Education Director Saskia Vaisey with any and all feedback at: education@youtharcticcoalition.org. A portion of the agenda for Breaking…

Nathan Cullen & Conference Agenda!

The agenda for the Youth Arctic Coalition’s upcoming inaugural international conference on February 1 & 2 is now available. This agenda is geared towards the main Ottawa hub, but supplementary activities are planned for many regional and international hubs, including Whitehorse, Iqaluit and Svalbard. The first (January 17) deadline to participate in the conference has…

Thank You Sponsors!

With our inaugural conference fast approaching, we’d like to thank our primary sponsor, the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment for making Breaking the Ice possible. Thank you also to VIA Rail Canada and First Air for providing significant travel assistance to delegates travelling to Ottawa and across the North!    Also check out the latest issue of the…

Conference Updates & Registration

Please see the attached flyer for information on our upcoming inaugural conference, which will take place on February 1st and 2nd, 2013. The main conference locations are Ottawa, Ontario and Iqaluit, Nunavut. Other delegates will join the conference virtually as individuals or at conference hubs across the Circumpolar North, including Oslo, Svalbard, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Helsinki,…

YAC Seeking Sponsorship Director! [Now Closed]

Are you interested in getting involved with the Youth Arctic Coalition Steering Committee leadership? There is a new position available on our board of directors… Sponsorship Director is a unique, long-term position looking into potential sources of funding for YAC. Because the upcoming conference is entirely funded (by our partners the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment)…

Partnership with First Air! Travel Subsidies Available

The Youth Arctic Coalition is thrilled to announce our new partnership with First Air, the airline of the North. Travel subsidies will be available for YAC conference participants flying to and from Ottawa and other satellite meeting locations. Please contact our Northern Canada Outreach Director, Jenna Gall, at canadaoutreach@youtharcticcoalition.org for more information.

YAC’s Brenna Owen on travelling to COP19

From November 13 to 24th, 2013 I will be in Poland at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP19. I am travelling to Krakow for two nights at the beginning of my trip to see the historical city and visit the Auschwitz memorial site. Starting Monday the 18th I will attend COP19 as…