STU Alumnus Matt DeCourcey Named Action Canada Fellow
Published: Friday, Aug 31, 2012
Matt DeCourcey, BA ’05, has been named an Action Canada Fellow.
After a nationwide call for nominations, Canada’s foremost leadership program, Action Canada, selected DeCourcey as one of 17 emerging Canadian leaders for 2012/2013.
“It is humbling to sit at the Action Canada table. I am surrounded by 16 engaging, educated and passionate Canadians…perhaps a bit outclassed. And yet, I am able to share my experience and knowledge and contribute to our collective learning,” he said.
These promising young Canadians are participating in Action Canada’s 11-month leadership development and public policy program.
During the fellowship year, the Fellows attend five working conferences across Canada. They research and develop new public policy projects, and learn from mentors who are current leaders in government, business, academia and non-governmental organizations. They also join the prestigious Action Canada Network of Fellows, which now has 136 members.
“I am very proud to follow my good friends Phil Ouellette, BA ’04, and Tim Coates, BA ’03, as STU grads accepted into the Action Canada family, and count myself fortunate to be given a platform, within my task force, to do work that will significantly improve the lives of vulnerable young Canadians.”
DeCourcey is the President of STU Alumni & Friends and is currently the communications, outreach and education coordinator for the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate. He volunteers as the provincial coordinator of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Youth Advisory Group.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Action Canada is a national organization that is creating a network of skilled leaders for Canada’s future. It is a partnership between the private sector and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
For more information and complete biographies visit www.actioncanada.ca.