Apply to Attend PowerShift Pilipinas

Are you a young Filipino Canadian who is passionate about climate justice?

Would you be excited to make a life altering trip to the Philippines?

The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, 350 Pilipinas and Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights are supporting two Pinoy psp2.jpgCanadians on a journey to Powershift Pilipinas a national climate convergence in Cebu City on March 26-29, 2014. Once there you will join with 200 committed youth activists living in the Philippines to learn, share, strategize, bond, celebrate, empower, and collectively build a unified climate justice movement. Participants will also be immersed in the concrete conditions of disaster-affected communities in the Philippines in the week following the Powershift Conference proper.

350 Pilipinas with its network groups are seeking a qualitative leap in the climate movement’s struggle in the Philippines, particularly issues and concerns of communities directly impacted by climate change. It is also a clear response to the impacts brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) as the foremost climate issue the country faces today.

We cannot afford another super typhoon wreaking havoc on our dreams and future! If you believe this generation can make a difference, join us take this movement forward!  With our voices raised together, we can reclaim power and climate justice. Sulong!

TO APPLY please send a short email to and answer these questions: 

  1. Why do you care about climate justice?

  2. How does climate change connect people in Canada and people in the Philippines?

  3. What experience do you have with climate justice work?

  4. Are you or have you been affiliated with any groups? How does this organizations work relate to this issue?

  5. How do you think the experience at Powershift Philippines would inform or develop your organizing or other projects in Canada?

  6. Do you have ideas on how to share this experience during and after through things like blogging, creating an artistic project or other ideas?

  7. What is your profession or occupation?  If you are a student, what is the name of the school you are attending and course your are taking up?

  8. Do you have experience traveling to the Philippines or overseas?

  9. What is your date of birth?

  10. Do you have a valid passport?



*Two applicants will be chosen to be featured in a crowdfunding campaign and video to raise the fund necessary to cover all expenses related to their trip.

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commented 2014-03-02 05:28:52 -0400 · Flag
Hello! When should applicants hear back?