mar, 23 octobre 2012

Canada World Youth Board Member Receives Award as Outstanding Indigenous Canadian

(anglais seulement)

Montreal, October 23, 2012 – Canada World Youth Board Member Elizabeth Zarpa has just received a prestigious Indspire Award, in the Inuit Youth Award category. “We’re so proud of Elizabeth and warmly congratulate her for this well-deserved honour”, says Canada World Youth President and CEO (interim) Louis Moubarak. “This award promotes self-esteem and pride for the Indigenous community and provides outstanding role models for Indigenous youth – which is one of the goals pursued by Canada World Youth’s Aboriginal youth programs.”

Zarpa participated in a Canada World Youth program in 2010, which took her to Moncton, New Brunswick and then to Ghana. Following this intense six-month volunteer experience, where she and her teammates contributed to sustainable community projects, Zarpa was invited by Canada World Youth to sit, with two other youth alumni, on its Board of Directors.

A native of Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Labrador, Zarpa is a Doctor of Law (2015) candidate at the University of Victoria. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Political Science from Dalhousie University. Her experience includes work with Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada on an Ottawa-based abuse-prevention team and an internship with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, where she deepened her understanding of the challenges faced by Inuit people and how to overcome them.

About Indspire and the Indspire Awards

Indspire – formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation – began its work in 1985. In addition to providing bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous youth, Indspire offers career conferences for youth, interactive classroom learning modules, the Indspire Institute and the Indspire Awards – all focused on supporting, innovating, and fundamentally transforming Indigenous education.

The Indspire Awards – the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers – recognizes Indigenous professionals and youth, in 14 categories, who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. The Awards, formally called the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, were created in 1993, in conjunction with the United Nation’s International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

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