Application for HanVoice on the Hill

From three law students concerned about the lack of Canadian response to the human rights crisis in North Korea, HanVoice was created in 2007. More than a decade later, with six university chapters in Kingston, London, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, and two more to come in Vancouver and Hamilton; hundreds of passionate student advocates across Canada; and the North Korean human rights and refugee issue still salient in present-day: youth engagement, empowerment, and capacity-building remains a high priority for HanVoice. The future of HanVoice remains in its youth, and thus, planning of its future must be centred around engaging, empowering, and equipping youth to carry the cause forward.

This is why we are planning to spend three days investing in you - the future of HanVoice. If chosen by your chapter and the organization, you will spend three days in rigorous advocacy training; seminars on North Korean history, politics, and current issues; media training; and other tools necessary to become an engaged, empowered, and equipped issue-leader. You will get the opportunity to network and possibly speak at a lobby day where dozens of Senators and MPs will be in attendance, in addition to receiving a tour of Parliament Hill by the Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Sen. Yonah Martin. Your accommodation, transportation, and food costs will be covered jointly by your respective chapter and the organization.

The organization seeks to draw upon a highly competitive nomination process to choose chapter members with a strong level of commitment and capability. Essentially, this bootcamp seeks to train advocates that will return to their respective campuses and, in turn, train their fellow members.

The nomination process will be three-part:
(1) All chapter members will have an opportunity to register via the application below.
(2) Upon submission, a HanVoice director will contact you for an interview.
(3) The final ten or five (depending on size of chapter) candidates will be announced by the end of September, and the chapters will have an opportunity to democratically elect their six or three representatives.

Note: To be considered, please send your most recent resume to the HanVoice Executive Committee with subject title: “HanVoice on the Hill Application: [First Name], [Last Name]"

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