Christina Caouette | Sherwood Park, Alberta
Christina Caouette is a fellow in the Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) at Natural Resources Canada, where she contributes to Canada’s clean energy future as part of the Renewable and Electrical Energy Division. Her federal government experience working for international affairs teams at Global Affairs Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada have enabled her to contribute to Canada’s bilateral and multilateral relations with strategic partners.
Christina has represented Canadian youth at multiple international forums, most recently engaging on sustainable development platforms in Japan and Guatemala. She currently serves as Recruitment Lead with the Young Diplomats of Canada(YDC), where she contributes to developing the next generation of young policy thinkers and decision-makers.
Christina holds an M.A. in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from Carleton University and a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science from the University of Alberta.
About the Fast-Forward 2020 (FFWD2020) Summit
From September 8-12, 2020, Christina joined youth from coast to coast to coast at the Fast-forward 2020(ffwd2020) Summit hosted by the Community Foundations of Canada, Youthful Cities and RBC Foundation. The four-day virtual summit connected over 100 young leaders to advance solutions for the future of their communities.
Building on the ffwd2020 ideation sessions, Christina has been leading the Youth Organization Database Revamp & Relaunch project. By updating the database and making it more user friendly, the project aims to foster collaboration between youth-led and youth-serving organizations across Canada. Christina’s also brought together policymaker, NGO and youth voices to determine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and gaps to revamp the Youth Organization Database. The current version of the Youth Organization Database can be found on YDC’s website.