Decolonizing our practice, challenging implicit paradigms.
Connecting across cultures through the intimate power of storytelling
Expanding perspectives in a global horizon for Northerners.
Alternatives to Development Program
Despite eight decades of existence, the international development sector has failed to address the root causes of global inequality. The purpose of the AtoD program is to address the underlying tenets and beliefs that are rooted in the system and reframe how we approach global solidarity.Learn More
Illuminating Worldviews - Arctic Rendering
Over the next three years (2023 - 2026), a global advisory team, including youth and elders, will contribute to the development of a unique set of learning resources and workshops for an audience of policymakers and educators to better understand how to engage Arctic and Northern youth more meaningfully in the diverse and complex issues facing the circumpolar north.Contact Us
UNLEASH Canada 2024
UNLEASH Canada 2024 is a unique Innovation Lab that will bring together 200 youth from around the globe to Whitehorse, Yukon. They will be challenged to work together over 7 days to co-create initiatives that address the most pressing challenges of our planet, and equip them with the tools they need to bring them forward.
We imagine a uniquely Northern experience that will infuse hope and inspire emerging leaders to collectively shift toward a more just, equitable and sustainable world for all.
Northern Representation at Global Meetings
We support Northerners to pursue opportunities to participate in global forums, from COP27 to the UN's Commission on the Status of Women.
NCGC holds special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and observer status with UNFCCC – COP.
The International Internships for Indigenous Youth program was a 5-year initiative (2018 - 2023) of NCGC in partnership with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC). The program saw close to 60 youth aged 18 - 35 take part in three-month internships in Kenya, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal or Guyana. During COVID, youth were able to virtually work with host country organizations. We anticipate this program to be offered again in the near future!
This immersive learning program gave emerging storytellers the opportunity to learn elements of journalism and use these skills to work with journalists in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Four women from the Yukon worked closely with local journalists and non-profit organizations, to tell stories of gender equality. The program was halted due to Covid but, like the rest of the world, we quickly shifted to working on global storytelling initiatives online.
We have had the pleasure of hosting many activists over the years - François Paulette, Ivan Coyote, Gwynne Dyer, Alaa Murabit and more. They have moved us to action, shifted our thinking and inspired us to make a difference.
Deepening compassion begins with shared experiences. We host gatherings of various kinds to exchange insights and explore worldviews.