Imagine NB: Empowering Young Leaders

Imagine NB’s programming follows the academic school calendar. Starting September 2020, Imagine NB will engage a cohort of youth delegates on a yearly basis, beginning in the fall and completing in the spring.

Note about COVID19:  The global COVID19 pandemic has indeed impacted the way we connect, support and work with youth. Due to the constantly changing nature of this situation in our province and across the country, aspects of the program and travel may be adjusted to reflect changes in government enforced restrictions. We will keep all successful applicants notified of all program adjustments as they occur and understand that changes to the program may affect the participant’s ability to take part.

Imagine NB is an intensive, bilingual, intercultural leadership accelerator to support the ideas, talents and passions of immigrant youth.

How the Programs Works

Renewed for 2020-2025, Imagine NB is launching its next cohort of participants this fall. Over the year, Imagine NB delegates will participate in a blend of weekend retreats and virtual sessions that explore diverse topics and prominent economic and social sectors in the province the engage youth in:

  • Global citizenry and competency training;
  • Skill-building through experiential learning opportunities;
  • Dialogues and reflections on social justice issues and topics youth care about;
  • Giving back and building stronger community bonds.

During these sessions, delegates gain leadership skills, learn about New Brunswick’s wealth of opportunities, explore new regions, and work as a team. The program also pairs delegates with a mentor from their community. At the end of the program, they will have created an individual community project and leadership portfolio.

  • Are you entering grade 10, 11 or 12 in September 2020 and while reading this, did you think “why not me?”
    Then apply to be part of the next delegation!
  • Are you an educator who thinks one of your students should apply? Nominate them!
  • Are you the parent or guardian of a young person who meets the criteria and who you think would benefit from the experience? Nominate them!
  • Do you have expertise in a leadership-related field that you’d like to share? Choose between teacher, leader or mentor depending on your availability and interests. Volunteer!


Program Manager

Arianne Melara