Who Should Apply
Applicants should review the schedule and ensure they can attend the required dates.
Who Should APply?
Are you a youth or young professional aged 20-35?
Do you have a keen interest in water, climate, and related fields?
This includes multi-disciplinary fields such as environmental, socio-cultural, arts, policy, technical, etc. (lived experience and/or academic background)
Do you have the time and resources to attend this event?
Can you attend the entire week for WIL Canada 2023 (Monday October 23 until morning of Friday October 27?
Participants and facilitators are expected to attend the entire event. Waterlution is happy to write a support letter to your employer or university/college to support this professional development opportunity, and benefits beyond the training. Please note in your application.
Can you pay the fee and support your travel costs to Alberta?
All costs once at WIL are covered (accommodation, meals, and field tours) along with shuttle bus arrangements will be made for transfer from the airport to Exshaw.
We understand that everyone has their own context, therefore Waterlution has three fee categories:
Full fee – $499 (inclusive of HST), for fully employed and sponsored individuals.
Reduced fee – $250 (inclusive of HST), for students or underemployed individuals.
Scholarships (no fee) are available for those that cannot pay.
Applicants can also apply for travel bursaries
Applications will be reviewed every two weeks and rolling acceptances offered.
Waterlution is looking in your applications for:
Your reason for applying.
What you want to learn and what do you bring to the experience.
Commitment and desire to share beyond the WIL in-person with a wider network to share knowledge and opportunities
Applicants will be selected from diverse backgrounds (Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2+)
Also seeking youth/young professionals from rural and remote communities
Should I apply as a facilitator or participant?
Are you a WIL Alumni?
We encourage WIL Alumni to join us! If you want to join as a participant, please indicate in your application form that you are an alumni. If you wish to join as a provocateur or mentor for a shorter duration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to apply?
Are you passionate about the future of Canada’s water security under the pressures of climate change?
Applications open June 14-September 29, 2023
(rolling acceptances, get your application in early!)