The awards granted by CICN aim to recognize and commend
students whose leadership, special achievements or excellent
academic results would serve as an inspiration to
others. They also honour the contributions made by youths
who have excelled in their respective fields of endeavour as
well as contributed back to the community. Currently, we
have three awards for high school students in Canada.
Awards are open to individuals between the ages of 16 and 18
presently enrolled in a high school (in Canada or overseas), who have made a
difference, are encouraged to submit an application for a CICN
must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
CICN awards are given out to the ideal Canadian students
based on their achievements in different areas (such as athletic
or artistic accomplishments; or contributions to clubs and
extra-curricular activities), academic results, and their
leadership in their local community.
Award recipients are selected for their dedication and
commitment in making a difference in
their schools or community by showing their strong leaderships,
special achievements or excellent academic results and have shown their capability
to lead and inspire others
and demonstrate respect for others and responsibility in their
schools and/or community.
The submission should include the completed application form and two
letters of endorsement.
Other materials will also be reviewed by the
Award Committee and will be used for promoting and
How to Apply
Choose a category below, download application form, print,
complete, sign form; scan the form and all supporting material;
Types of Award
There are three awards: Youth Leadership Award,
Youth Achievement Award and Youth Academic Award.
For each of the three awards, ten recipients will be selected
from all the applicants nationwide.
Each award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship from our
sponsor, Fox College of
Business, for their selected educational programs.
Applications will be reviewed by a Award Committee of
Once all of the applications have been reviewed
by the committee, the individuals qualified for our awards will
be short-listed and their referees may be contacted by CICN
staff for verification.
Award recipients will be contacted by CICN by
the end of October via email. Currently, there is no award
ceremony due to the geographic diversification. We plan to
have provincial ceremony in the near future.
Deadline for Submission
Deadline for submission is August 31 of each
year. Completed applications and supporting material
must be received by CICN before 11:59 pm on August 31.
All applications received after the deadline will be
considered for the following year.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Recipients will be informed by email by the end of September that
Please download application form below:
Youth Academic Award Application Form
Youth Achievement Award Application Form
Youth Leadership Award Application Form
For more general information,
please browse the
Citizenship and Immigration Canada site.