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MARCH 1, 2010

2019 Call for Proposals Now Open

Calling all ambitious, creative, globally-minded women from rural Canada!

Building off our successful first year of investment in three impressive women from rural Canada, we are launching our 2019 Call for Proposals, seeking applications passionate young women from rural Canada who are seeking support for their globally-minded academic, volunteer or social enterprise project.  And we want to hear from you!

The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2019.  Read our full press release here.

By accompanying our financial support with guidance, insight and perspective from some of Canada’s successful female leaders and changemakers, we hope to provide a springboard for women who may not have the personal networks and connections to the national and global spaces, but who have the essential knowledge, skills and passion that the world needs to tackle some the most pressing issues facing the planet and its people.

Click here for more information on how to apply!

 


JANUARY 7, 2019

A reflection after my first 10 weeks in France

Islay Purcell

After spending the six months prior to this trip curating countless aspirations for my upcoming year in France, it is with no small amount of surprise and satisfaction that I can say that all my hopes for L’Arche d’Aigrefoin have been utterly fulfilled. After finishing my English Literature and Interdisciplinary Leadership degree at the University of New Brunswick, I decided to apply to join a L’Arche community in France as a live-in assistant.  I wanted to do this firstly because I was itching for an adventure, an experience that would be extremely different from my life as a student. I wanted to learn practical things, like how to cook, and clean, and help others, and how to read a metro map. I wanted to experience a lifestyle that didn’t revolve around peer-reviewed articles and studying for the next exam. I wanted to meet people who were different from me and who held views opposite to my own, and furthermore to respect them for it. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, (because no words could better describe Fredericton, New Brunswick for me), and discover how I could integrate myself into a community as a complete stranger. I also wanted to experience one winter in a place where there would be green grass in January.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

The Power of Silence

Samantha Wilson

I graduated with my social work degree in 2017, and moved to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick with my partner Charles. He grew up on the island and I loved being close to the ocean every day, I find it very grounding. I found I spent a lot more time enjoying nature than when I lived in the city.  The only thing that was difficult when I first moved to Grand Manan was there were no opportunities on the island in my field and I was keen to work.

Although I loved my social work degree, my professors, and my classmates, I knew I had no interest in working in a traditional social work context. I felt like sometimes the way I viewed social work differed from the traditional context of it. Sometimes I found that we were trying too hard to quantify our profession to compete with other professions. I understand the value of quantitative data and theories, it’s important. However, I found some of what I learned in social work to not be applicable to a rural context.

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

You are Enough

Samantha Wilson

I grew up in a small town in Woodstock, New Brunswick; I lived in several cities for a while but ended up moving back to rural New Brunswick on Grand Manan Island.

Growing up in a rural area, has so many benefits but also has its challenges. One of those challenges can be connecting your dreams, aspirations and career to a global level. It’s difficult because you’re not always pushed to think big, most people in rural areas are comfortable settling for a career in their small town and that is enough for them. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that but for people who have bigger dreams, it’s sometimes difficult to find people to share this with. There seemed to be a small number of people who were open to talking about global dreams and plans in my experience.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

Make your Dream a Reality

Samantha Wilson

I have always wanted to volunteer internationally, however, this desire to volunteer always conflicted with my post-secondary education. I never felt like I had the time to go because my summers were spent working to pay for the following school year.

I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work; I moved to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. There were no social work jobs on the island, so I created my own job and started working a part-time contract job in Charlotte County schools on a self-esteem research project.

After about a year, volunteering abroad was still on my mind, so one day I just jumped into researching different volunteer companies and projects. I got super excited while doing the research and decided that I wasn’t going to make anymore excuses for why I couldn’t go. I was going to sign up that day and pay the initial volunteering fee with IVHQ. I knew if I did this, I wouldn’t back out with excuses.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Live in the Present

Samantha Wilson

I have always wanted to volunteer internationally, however, this desire to volunteer always conflicted with my post-secondary education. I never felt like I had the time to go because my summers were spent working to pay for the following school year.

I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work; I moved to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. There were no social work jobs on the island, so I created my own job and started working a part-time contract job in Charlotte County schools on a self-esteem research project.

After about a year, volunteering abroad was still on my mind, so one day I just jumped into researching different volunteer companies and projects. I got super excited while doing the research and decided that I wasn’t going to make anymore excuses for why I couldn’t go. I was going to sign up that day and pay the initial volunteering fee with IVHQ. I knew if I did this, I wouldn’t back out with excuses.

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JULY 12, 2018

Global HERizons announces 2018 winners

See full media release here

This spring we launched our 2018 Call for Proposals, seeking passionate young women from rural Canada to propose an investment in their globally-minded academic, volunteer or social enterprise project.  We received many strong proposals from women in rural communities across the country, and after a rigorous selection process, Global HERizons is pleased to announce the three successful winners of this year’s competition. 

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MAY 7, 2018

Thank you for your submissions! 2018 Call for Applications now closed

Thanks for everyone who spread the word and to those amazing candidates who have submitted their applications to us – we are inspired by the many young women from rural Canada making a difference in the world!

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. After the review process has been completed, successful grantees will be notified by the end of June 2018.

Thank you once again for your interest in this opportunity!


FEBRUARY 28, 2018 

2018 Call for Proposals now open!

See full media release here

Today we launch our 2018 Call for Proposals and seek passionate young women from rural Canada to submit a funding proposal for an investment in their globally-minded academic, volunteer or social enterprise project.

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FEBRUARY 25, 2018 

Small tree, big shadow: rural experiences with global potential

Amy Bartlett

Like many kids growing up in rural Canada, I know how inspiring it is to feel like you are a part of something bigger and wanting to contribute to that ‘long arc of history’ bending towards justice—and yet at the same time, I also know how intimidating it can feel to be clueless about how to get involved and build a career there.

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JANUARY 28, 2018

Welcome to Global HERizons!

You can read more about what we are all about here. We will be opening up our call for applications in late February/ early March. In the meantime, watch this space for updates and upcoming blog posts!

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