About the Program

The Action Canada Fellowship is Canada’s top accelerator for emerging leaders interested in public policy. The program aims to deepen their understanding of the country and policy choices for the future. Since 2003, the fellowship program has been equipping Canadians from across the country, sectors, and backgrounds with the leadership and policy-making skills and tools so that they can be more impactful leaders.

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Approximately 16 Fellows per year enhance their leadership skills, forge lifelong connections with people and communities across the country and promote greater civic engagement among all Canadians. Each cohort of Fellows examines a different policy topic which becomes the focus of their task force reports. 

Learn more about the Fellowship and the impressive alumni network by visiting the Action Canada website.

Current and recent cohorts


Read about the exceptional emerging leaders making up the 2022/23 Action Canada Fellows.

Watch the 2022 Action Canada on Reconciliation & Public Policy featuring Yellowknife City Councillor Stacie Smith and and Government of Northwest Territories Assistant Deputy Minister Kyla Kakfwi-Scott. They spoke about the role of women as leaders of reconciliation during the Action Canada study tour to Yukon in September 2022. 

Learn more about the Fellows’ experiences so far: 


Learn about the 2021/22 Action Canada Fellows here.

Watch them share about their experiences: 

Read their reports: 


The 2020/21 Action Canada Fellowship came to an end in March 2021. Read the Fellows’ reports and vlogs: