About the YPN

Upcoming Events

Thank you!

Since launching in October 2020, the CIC Young Professionals Network has connected young professionals with Ministers, ambassadors, and thought leaders through our event series.   

Our events team is taking time over the Summer to line up more speakers, with new events planned for September at the latest. 

Until then, we will still have many activities planned over the Summer – including book club meetings, discussion groups, and more!  Stay tuned for future newsletters to learn more or check out thecic.org events calendar.

The CIC Young Professionals Network Executive also wanted to thank everyone who made it out to one of our events this year!  Thank you for your support and we look forward to having you join us at future events. 

Enjoy the Summer!

You can find more CIC YPN events on the CIC Events Calendar

Discussion Forums

Want to learn more or lead a discussion forum?  Contact us at ypn-rjp@thecic.org.

Discussion Forum News

Summer Book Choice:

The Book Club’s Summer read is Claws of the Panda by Jonathan Manthorpe!  


Claws of the Panda tells the story of Canada’s failure to construct a workable policy towards the People’s Republic of China. In particular the book tells of Ottawa’s failure to recognize and confront the efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to infiltrate and influence Canadian politics, academia, and media, and to exert control over Canadians of Chinese heritage.

Learn more about the book here.

 Interested in joining the Book Club? Join the conversation on our Slack page here.

Register for the next book club meeting:
Conversations on the book will happen through the Slack page as well as a discussion group meeting, which is planned for Sunday, September 5 at noon EST to 12:45PM EST. Register for the discussion group meeting here

Opportunities Board

 Government Relations & Policy


Location: Various

Expiry date: July 2021

Click here for more information

Executive Assistant to Consul General

British Embassy

Location: Remote

Expiry date: August 8, 2021

Click here for more information

Research Intern


Location: Toronto

Expiry date: July 31, 2021

Click here for more information

Looking for more opportunities? Please consider checking these other job boards for opportunities in international relations:

Impact Pool

Job vacancies in the European Union, United Nations and International Organizations

80,000 Hours

Opportunities in organizations that are working on some of the world’s most pressing problems

Government of Canada Job Bank

Highlights opportunities and job postings from across the Canada


Do you have any opportunities you think should be featured on the board?  Let us know at ypn-rjp@thecic.org.

Meet the YPN Executive

Vice-President, Research and Content Development


Anna leads the development and organization of CIC YPN research endeavors, which can include conducting information gathering projects and analysis regarding international issues, activities, policies, legislation, etc. on behalf of the CIC YPN or as outlined in the annual work plan.

Vice President, Digital Media and Communications 


Tannishtha develops and maintains the CIC YPN’s branding, curates CIC YPN social media groups, coordinates with the CIC and its associated branches in developing web content directed towards young professionals.

Vice-President, Membership


Sahar maintains up-to-date roster of current CIC members participating in CIC YPN, recruits new members into CIC YPN, responds to inquiries from network members and other stakeholders, and re-confirms on an annual basis membership requirements to participation in CIC YPN in consultation with others on the executive committee.

Secretary &Treasurer

Erik manages internal documents, maintains cloud storage/IT assets, works with network chair and vice-chair to book regular network executive meetings, compiles meeting minutes during executive meetings, maintains ToR documents, tracks network budget, develops financial reports as required by the CIC.


Rai assists the network President in leading CIC YPN, maintains the network work plan, provides input and feedback in network strategic planning and visioning, coordinates across CIC YPN executive portfolios, acts as secondary focal point of leadership when network chair is unable or unavailable to carry out duties.



Kevin acts as focal of leadership for CIC YPN, maintains positive relationships with network and local CIC branches, coordinates and leads the activities of CIC YPN, acts as the main point of contact between CIC YPN and the CIC Board of Directors and leadership team, conducts strategic planning and visioning activities as required.

Get Involved

Become a YPN Ambassador!

Have an idea for a YPN event or would you like to spearhead a discussion forum group? Become a YPN Ambassador! 

YPN Ambassadors are actively engaged in their local branch activities and have a keen interest in collaborating with the YPN Executive Members with running events, research initiatives, and content development. 

Working with the CIC YPN is a great way to  contribute to important discussions in foreign affairs, expand your network and skill sets, and help build an engaged international relations community across Canada! 

Fill out the YPN Membership form here. or reach out to ypn-rjp@thecic.org to learn how you can get involved!

Join the Next Online YPN Meeting!

The YPN meets monthly to discuss ongoing activities and plan for new events. Want to share your ideas? Join us!

Reach out to ypn-rjp@thecic.org to get zoom link details!

Contact Us


Have any questions? Want to get involved? You can reach out to the YPN by email at ypn-rjp@thecic.org

YPN Documents

Read the YPN Terms of Reference (2020) here.