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 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. It is currently accepting applications for an India Election Watch and Indonesia Election Watch. Both groups will meet from February-early May 2019.

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

  • Election Watch – Philippines
  • Election Watch – Bangladesh
  • Eleciton Watch – India (coming soon)
  • Election Watch – Indonesia (coming soon)

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