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June 6, 2003
City of Toronto Culture Division Announces Creative Youth Envoy
  
The Culture Division of the City of Toronto is pleased to announce Creative
Youth Envoy (CYE), a special cultural internship program that will provide five
individuals with international work experience in strategic cultural
development. Applications are currently being accepted for the program.

The CYE interns will spend approximately six months at host organizations in
one of five cities - Manchester, Cardiff, Rome, Austin, and Berlin. The host
organizations are all sector leaders in cultural development, including
businesses, local governments, non-government organizations and post-secondary
institutions. Upon their return to Canada, it is hoped that the interns will
seek employment in organizations with a cultural focus.

Funding for CYE was made possible through a grant from the Department of
Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the City of Toronto.

"Creative Youth Envoy will provide a wonderful opportunity for five
individuals," says Rita Davies, Executive Director, City of Toronto Culture
Division. "Not only does the program support Toronto's goal of becoming a
Creative City, but also it's an investment in our youth, two important foci for
Toronto."

Individuals interested in applying for CYE must be citizens or permanent
residents of Canada, up to and including 30 years of age. They must have
completed a post-secondary degree or diploma and be currently unemployed or
under-employed. Applicants should have an interest in permanently entering the
workforce and launching a career in the arts and cultural sector.

Applications and additional criteria are available at
http://www.toronto.ca/culture/youthenvoy.htm. The deadline for submitting
applications is June 23, 2003. Applicants selected for the program will be
notified of their acceptance to CYE in mid-July. The internships will commence
mid September and run until March 2004.

For information regarding the application, please contact Andrew
Lee, City of Toronto, 416- 392-9863.


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