Imagine NB: Empowering Young Leaders


A 2-year bilingual program designed to inspire and engage 20 immigrant youth (ages 15-17) who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership within their school and broader community and the potential to become driving forces in New Brunswick’s future.
This program is made possible through the partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and funding from the the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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Communities across the province are becoming more diverse and youth interactions are becoming richer, more dynamic, and multicultural. At the same time however, immigrant youth are not presented with enough opportunities to develop and excel as leaders in New Brunswick, which contributes to youth’s decision to out-migrate taking their talents elsewhere. Visible minorities and immigrants in New Brunswick are still under-represented in leadership positions within the political domain; public service, and in community positions more broadly.









Assist 20 immigrant youth to take their leadership to the next level.


Engage program participants in the local community.


Inspire participants to play key active roles within New Brunswick.


Provide a platform for youth-led projects to emerge.




Accomplishing these objectives will deepen cross-cultural understanding, awareness and dialogue about cultural diversity and inclusion in schools and throughout N.B. Program participants will further learn why N.B. is the perfect place to build their careers and prosper.
 Imagine NB believes that focusing and investing in the successful development of immigrant youth is a key component from a provincial-prosperity perspective.

Program Management



Project Manager: Arianne Melara
(506) 453-1091, ext. 224



Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee for the Imagine NB Program facilitates the exchange of information and understanding in particular areas of concern to this program. Members of the Advisory Committee (AC) bring unique knowledge and skills related to immigrant youth development, and provide strategic and dynamic advice to NBMC for this program.
[Photos] – coming soon