Passion to Purpose
Acadia 2019

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia | July 8 -13, 2019

Equipping young Canadians with the tools they need to do something about the current issues that matter to them.

In Their Own Words...

"This past week I’ve made the most incredible friends and I recognized that my passions are valid, and failure is okay. I’m excited for the incredible things coming in the next little while, but I’m ever so excited to know that our country is in the best hands with a group of leaders like these people."

Breana Andrews
P2P Acadia Alumni
Bronze Award Holder

Daily Themes

Finding your spark

Day one, participants were challenged to brainstorm how their project could benefit their community in a responsible and effective way.

Good Health and Wellbeing

Day two focused on the importance of maintaining physical and mental health, while promoting healthy activity and leadership within their communities.

The Fabric of Canada

Day three focused on the importance of insuring participants projects would instil the values of inclusivity, resilience and sustainability within your community.

Reduced Inequalities

The focus for day four was on the importance of reducing inequalities within Canada through innovative project ideas.

Giving Back and Moving Forward

Day five focused on the importance of conservation and sustainability. Participants spent the morning with an environmental clean-up and spent the afternoon completing their project plans and grant applications.

Throughout the week, participants had the pleasure of speaking with numerous highly skilled professionals, whose mission is to see them succeed in life – in whatever way they choose to define success. 

Passion to Purpose will help youth transform their passion into a purpose where they will be able to access grants of $250, $750, or $1,500 (new tiers: $500, $1,000 and $2,000) that will turn their passion into an action plan they can implement in their community. Young people felt very touched by their experience.

Participants were encouraged  to open their minds to the possibilities and the resources available to them as a young Canadian and citizen of the world.

Feeling inspired? Apply for your
Passion to Purpose Community Grant today!