Next Up Edmonton 2018 Call Out for Applicants

Program Information

Next Up was created by a community of people who wanted to help emerging leaders (that’s you!) develop new and better skills, smarts and ideas.

The program is intense. Over several months, we’ll dive into a number of topics and disciplines, combining theory, practice, deep thinking, and hard skills. We’ll look at some of the most pressing Canadian policy issues both foreign and domestic. We will consider where “progressive” thinking is on these issues and how to solve them. We’ll look at how change is made in society. And we’ll meet some of the most innovative change-makers in Edmonton — from the non-profit, labour, cooperative, and public sectors — who are working for a better world.

We ask you to submit a resume with your application, but we know that professional experience does not always reflect the experience gained through community involvement. We encourage applicants to emphasize their experiences with community building and social/environmental justice work, paid or unpaid, in your resume. 

We value the contributions people from equity-seeking groups bring to our organization, leadership, and movement building. We encourage applications from LGBTTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups. 

This year, ASL interpretation will be provided. We encourage applications from people who communicate using ASL.

If you're asking yourself, should I apply for Next Up Edmonton?, please read the Frequently Asked Questions for the Core Next Up Program.


To apply to Next Up Edmonton, you need to know this:

  • The program is open to people between the ages of 18-32
  • Application deadline is November 23 at 11:00pm local time
  • Candidates must be available for interviews during the day of December 1
  • MANDATORY Orientation will take place on January 11, 12, 13
    • Successful applicants must be able to attend all of the dates listed above.
  • The program will run from January to April, 2019. There will be one evening session per week (Tuesdays 6-9pm) and one day-long weekend session per month

We thank everyone for taking the time to apply, but we will only contact shortlisted applicants

Complete the RSVP and we'll email an application package to you right away. 

Application Deadline

November 23, 2018

Laura Collison