6th Annual Turkish-Canadian Youth Congress

Jan 11, 2013 - Jan 13, 2013
00:00 AM - 00:00 AM

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suits

Halifax, NS

6th Annual Turkish-Canadian Youth Congress


We are proud to announce our Sixth Annual Turkish-Canadian Youth Congress that will be held on January 11- 13, 2013, in Halifax, NS.


Our past conferences were organized in Ottawa (2), Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and attracted more than 500 youth with Canadian and international speakers involving history, politics, community affairs and motivational subjects.


This year’s congress will once again strive to provide young Canadians with:

• An opportunity to establish friendships, solidarity, and networking

• A forum for understanding Turkish heritage, history, and values

• Guidance for making effective contributions to Canada’s multi-cultural mosaic

• Opportunities to meet distinguished educators, authors, Canadian politicians, bureaucrats, and other community leaders

• Tools and information necessary to address and resolve issues that relate to Turkish Canadians




The Turkish Canadian Youth Congress is organized for the Canadian youth of Turkish origin and of other ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who

• are willing to play a positive and constructive role in issues related to Turkish Canadians

• wish to contribute to a balanced view and representation of Turkey and Turkish Canadians in Canada and elsewhere in the world.


The congress application is open to youth who are at least 16 years of age and are interested in Turkish heritage and identity in the Canadian cultural mosaic. It is open to any Canadian youth who is willing to participate and provide input towards the objectives of the congress, as permitted by the availability of seats. CTC may be able to offer full or partial compensation for travel and accommodation expenses to those applicants who have demonstrated, or show potential for, outstanding contributions towards furthering the interests of Turkish Canadians in Canada, in line with the stated objectives of the Congress.


Participants are expected to demonstrate full and serious commitment to the program as a whole; and attend all the sessions, while also participating in all the activities and workshops.


CTC reserves the right to decline financial support to those eligible candidates who have not fulfilled these obligations.


Participants of age 16 - 35:

There is no congress fee for these delegates. Financial assistance for travel and accommodation may be provided by CTC.

Participants of age 36 and older:

A number of seats are available for this group who wish to attend the congress. However, priority for active participation and discussions will be given to the former group. A congress fee of $50 is payable upon registration. The participants cover their travel and accommodation expenses.




Travel grants are available at the discretion of CTC for those travelling from farther cities, as indicated below.

- Ontario and Quebec; up to $400.

- British Columbia & Alberta; up to $600.

- Elsewhere in Canada; up to $400.


The number of seats is limited and there is a quota per region. Approval is based on the evaluation of information provided on the application form and the CV.


Accommodations for out-of-town delegates will be at the congress hotel, based on shared occupancy.


Please indicate your travel and accommodation requirements in the application form.




The conference will begin on the evening of Friday, January 11 with a welcoming reception. Conference presentations and youth panel will be held on Saturday, January 12. Workshop will take place on Sunday, January 13.


The Conference Banquet will be on the evening of Saturday, January 12th with a live performance and DJ music.


Final program, with more details, will be available shortly.




The language of the conference is English.




To apply, please click on the link below, and follow the instructions.



Deadline for conference registration is Sunday, December 09, 2012.


*Please note that Application form link will not be available after the deadline.


The Council of Turkish Canadians welcomes inquiries and suggestions to make the conference a success for all attendees. Please contact for your inquiries and suggestions.


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