About the Campaign

International Development Week 2013: ‘Active-8 Campaign’

Since 2010, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) has annually brought together 8 young Atlantic Canadians who are an inspiration for all of us who dream of a better world.

Collectively those 24 young people – our ACTIVE-8! Global Youth Ambassadors – inspired 11,033 acts of generosity and hope: 11,033 acts that have changed the world.

ACTIVE-8! is a campaign inspired by the idea that each of us can make a difference: that small changes by individual Canadians can lead to BIG change for everyone, everywhere.

In February 2013, the ACIC will launch our 4th annual ACTIVE-8! online campaign by profiling the exciting and inspiring work of 8 young Atlantic Canadians, and we want to know:

Who will lead us in 2013?

We’ll show you what inspires them, how they take action, and how their work for a better world has filled their lives with joy and hope.

Then we’ll ask you – the average person – to let yourself be inspired and to let that inspiration lead you to take action too.

We hope you’ll join our ACTIVE-8! team in making change – in believing we can all play a part in making this world more livable, peaceful and joyful for everyone. Help us show the world that Atlantic Canadians care and are committed to making change together.

Tara Brinston & Kandace Hagen, Active-8! Youth Ambassadors 2012

This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).