Call for Applications: Volunteer Toronto Youth Council

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Volunteer Toronto Asia Pacific Youth Council (TAPYC) 




The Toronto Asia Pacific Youth Council (TAPYC), an initiative of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), collaborates with Canadian students and young professionals committed to raising awareness among Canadian youth about Asia and its importance to Canada.  TAPYC is currently seeking several new members to join the council for an annual volunteer term.   

About APF Canada


APF Canada is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia's bridge to Canada. APF Canada aims to strengthen ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment and innovation; promoting Canada's expertise in offering solutions to Asia's climate change, energy, food security and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and, improving Canadians' general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence.

TAPYC is the counter-part of Vancouver Asia Pacific Youth Council (VAPYC).

Who Can Apply / Eligibility

  • Open to Canadian post-graduate students and Young Professionals with a keen interest in building partnerships and hosting events with leaders in academia, business, and beyond.
  • You must be a Canadian student or a Young Professions with a committed interest in contributing to the discussion on Canada – Asia relations by showcasing innovative research by students and young professionals.


  • The council member is on a volunteer basis with an approximate1 year term. 
  • In-charge of planning and delivering signature events and initiatives that engage post-secondary students and young professionals in the Greater Toronto Area.  
  • Participate in all recurring youth council meetings (usually monthly) and any extra meetings necessary to complete the project/event.

Previous TAPYC activities include….


"Have your Say" - Two-Part Podcast Series released in November 2020


The two episodes currently in this audio series focus on international students' stories and experiences and describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has personally impacted them. The series highlights issues affecting Asian students in Canada and Canadian students in Asia and features such topics as housing, immigration, health care, online coursework, family life, technology, and other issues impacting youth and young professionals on both sides of the Pacific.


"City Building and Civics: Toronto's Asian Heritage"  - with Olivia Chow and Dr. Erica Allen-Kim, May 15, 2019.


This event, held in May in honour of Asian Heritage Month, celebrated and discussed the contributions of Asian communities to Toronto's culture, built environment, and economy through the lens of city-building and civic engagement.  It particularly explored the future of the downtown Toronto Chinatown, examining how the area has evolved, withstood gentrification pressures, and who the neighbourhood will serve going forward. This event was held with support from the University of Toronto's School of Cities. 


"Toronto & Asia: Smart Cities & Human-Centred Design" - December 10, 2018


This event was TAPYC's inaugural engagement. It featured a multi-disciplinary group of speakers discussing issues related to smart city development in Toronto and Asia to share perspectives on urban growth pressures. Speakers addressed why designing for the human experience is critical for city building, especially as new and emerging technologies are increasingly applied to solve urban issues.  Guest speakers included representation from the University of Toronto's School of Cities, Urban Strategies Inc., Accenture Inc., the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, ThinkFresh Group, and the City of Toronto. Accenture Inc provided sponsorship.


Application Instructions:  submit your application in ONE pdf file:


Applications should include the following:

  • Résumé detailing the applicant's academic background, skills and relevant experiences;
  • One-page cover letter detailing the applicant's interest in volunteering at the Foundation and highlighting the skills you would contribute to TAPYC's mission;
  • Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for two academic or professional references.


The application deadline is EXTENDED to Sunday, January 31, 2021 (at midnight PT).  Applications are considered on a rolling basis; early submission is encouraged.



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