A fellowship for Northerners interested in tackling policy challenges has been put on pause for two years.
The Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship, one of several initiatives from the Gordon Foundation, is an 18-month program that mentors students in public policy skills and develops them as leaders. Students from communities across the N.W.T., Yukon, Nunavut, Nunavik and other northern regions research and produce policy reports on everything from accessibility of land claim agreements to moving forward with addictions programming, and many of them have gone on to work to create change in their communities.
“Twelve years ago, when we started, this program was a niche program. There weren’t other policy programs like it across Canada,” said
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