So what is the FCSS-FESC?
The Federation of Canadian Secondary Students-Fédération des Élèves du Secondaire au Canada (FCSS-FESC) is an entirely non-partisan youth-led non-profit that strives to amplify student voice and empower students across Canada through various initiatives. We're the one stop shop if you need fuel for your future.
Our mission is to help secondary students across Canada develop their skills outside of the classroom, provide essential information in times of crisis, educate public and students on barriers to a meaningful public education through our public research programmes, and help in the transition to post-secondary, regardless of the pathway students opt to follow.
Do you have a passion? Do you have an idea? Do you want to incite change? We are here to help.
The FCSS-FESC offers three distinct programmes to help students, and we are always looking to add more programs to cater to different audiences. The programs include, but are not limited to:
School Ambassador Program
Up to five students from schools across Ontario may join to represent their school within the FCSS-FESC, participating in various opportunities and events as recommended by the executive team and will be given the chance to gain valuable skills and experiences within different areas of the organization.
- Pathways Mentorship Program by FCSS-FESC and CampusVibez
As a high school student, we are expected to decide what we want to do with the rest of our lives in just a few years, and this can sometimes lead to rushed decisions or a general indecision on what we want to do or where we want to go. The Peer Mentorship program connects secondary students from across the province to University students within their fields of interest at their schools of interest so that they may have a mentor who can help provide information and guide their decision onto the path of their choice.
- Initiate Affiliate
Many students tend to have great ideas when it comes to things we can do to help make a change/difference. However, there are several barriers that one must overcome before they can hope to reach their goals. Introduced and managed by Adree Khondker, CIO, this program allows students with ideas that fit into our guidelines to get the help they need, whether it be administrative, website, fundraising, incorporation, marketing, and more. Check out our current affiliates here.
- ICE (Inspire, Collaborate, Excel) Conference
As the inaugural conference for the FCSS-FESC, the ICE Conference was created with the intention of Inspiring our delegates, promoting Collaboration, and pushing them to Excel. To be held in Downtown Toronto in mid-April, 300 secondary students are expected in attendance. For more information, email us at email@example.com.
- Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting, to be held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, will be by invite-only for members of the FCSS-FESC and select guests. With a theme of Infinite Possibilities, it is an annual gathering to discuss the organization’s progress and achievements, through the presentation of annual reports from the organization’s various programs and initiatives. The AGM provides the organization with the prime opportunity to discuss policy, in addition to determining its future objectives and plans.
- FCSS-FESC sponsored Workshops and Events
With our Ambassador team growing by the day, we see the need for more events for us to be able to reach out to the community and provide them with the opportunities and knowledge that we wish we had at a younger age, and to start making a difference where possible. Ambassadors propose events and workshops that they would like to see become a possibility twice during their term. If approved by the Executive team, we work with the Ambassadors to help bring these events to a reality. Look for an event coming near you here.
We are always looking for something new to add to our growing list of programs. Contact us to see if we can help bring your ideas to life!