About the Program
2024/25 Application
Submit by 11:59 am PST, Monday, March 11th.

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.

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. 

We are looking for emerging leaders who:

  • Are curious;
  • Have an intense desire to learn and understand Canada and its future public policy choices better;
  • Are strongly motivated to share, collect, analyse and appreciate different perspectives;
  • Inspire change by identifying potential areas to influence and asking difficult questions intended to understand trade-offs;
  • Are interested in self-reflection and stretching themselves as leaders;
  • Are excited by the idea of collaborative leadership, working in teams and taking action;
  • Are open to develop real relationships and long-lasting friendships with a diverse group of leaders;
  • Want to engage in civic engagement and dialogue;
  • Have a track record of leadership, work experience, achievement and impact in their respective field or community; and
  • Can commit to an intensive and immersive learning experience consisting of four week-long study tours, 10 virtual sessions and 8-10 hours of individual work a week on their research project throughout the Fellowship year.

The application process for the 2024/25 Action Canada Fellowship is now open! Completed written applications must be submitted by 11:59 am PST, Monday, March 11th.