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Barrie Youth Ambassadors / Global Perspectives Programmes

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Record #: BAR2440
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2023
Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2023


Primary Contact Mark Sachkiw, Co-Chair International Relations Committee, City of Barrie International Relations Committee; Phone: (Cell) 705-321-7862; Email:
Alternate Contact Jeff Toole, Program Coordinator, Global Perspective Program, Innisdale Secondary School, Academic/school related questions; Phone: (Business) 705-726-2552 ext 56783 * (Residence) 705-718-9996; Email:


Address & Map Barrie, ON
Physical Access Not Applicable


Description (Service)

Youth Ambassador Program

  • organizes youth exchanges with Barrie's sister cities in Japan, Germany, United Kingdom & France
  • each summer a delegation will travel to one of Barrie's Friendship/ Twin Cities 
  • the next summer this delegation will host a group of youths from the city they visited

Global Perspective Program

  • An integrated academic five credit program for students in Grade 11, with a strong focus on self-exploration and global issues
  • program takes place each year during the second semester at Innisdale Secondary School
  • Global Perspective credits consist of Grade 11 Music, World Religions, English, and Politics, as well as one grade 12 World Issues credit
  • program also consists of travel to countries such as Cuba and Germany as part of international exchanges

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit



Youth Ambassador Program

  • exchanges usually occur during summer months
  • application deadline is early March/April each year
  • check website or email for more information

Global Perspective Program

  • second semester of Grade 11
  • exchanges in Apr and Jun
  • application deadline end of February of each year
  • check website or email for more information
Areas Served Barrie
Eligibility Open to all students in Barrie and surrounding area
  • must have an interest in different cultures
  • must be willing to host a student the following summer
  • must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills
  • must welcome new ideas and challenges and be willing to adapt to a completely different culture and learn all it has to offer
Youth Ambassador Program: students in Grades 9 and 10

Global Perspective Program: students in Grade 11

Approximately six weeks prior to the deadline, application forms and brochures are available on-line via the website or in school at the main office/guidance departments, or by contacting Mark Sachkiw for Youth Ambassadors and Jeff Toole for Global Perspectives

  • an interview will be required as part of the selection process
Languages English
Fees Program ; Fee assistance available for families demonstrating legitimate financial need ; assistance is provided by community sponsorship.


Service Categories Educational Exchange Programs

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