APF Canada engages Canadian youth on issues that matter to the future of the Canada-Asia relationship. In 2016 it launched the Asia Pacific Youth Council (APYC), a collaboration of young Canadians committed to raising awareness of Asia and its growing importance to Canada. Council members serve in a volunteer capacity for one-year terms, and they plan and deliver signature events for post-secondary students and young professionals. For inquiries, please contact outreachdomestic.apyc@asiapacific.ca. In addition, APF Canada has organized a variety of other student-focused engagements, including the Asia Connect Student Working Groups (2016-17), the ASEAN Dialogues (2017-18), and the 'Building Bridges: Scaling to Serve 4.5 Billion People' conference in October 2018.

In 2016, APF Canada piloted a Student Election Watch initiative, which brought together eight local post-secondary students to learn about the politics, key actors, and elections procedures in the May 2016 Philippines election. It re-introduced the initiative in October 2018, with a Bangladesh Election Watch. In May and June 2019, both the Indonesia Election Watch and the India Election Watch teams, respectively, shared their research and findings on those two pivotal elections.

To learn more about our Student Election Watch initiatives, please visit the links below:

For more information, please contact justin.kwan@asiapacific.ca