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Why is the fellowship open only to residents of Metro Vancouver?
The Fellowship is open to only residents of Metro Vancouver for several reasons: in order to foster a sense of in-built community among the fellows, to better allow all fellows to engage with our local community organizations, and for ease of monitoring fellowship projects in one location. This criteria also makes it easier for us to also meet as groups (in-person) as needed, for community work, and makes it possible for us to more easily curate the experience as well. Overall, the Fellowship is very focused on local issues and our context, with goals to connect young leaders in the community with older community leaders in Metro Vancouver. In the future, we hope to get more funding which will allow for us to expand the reach and impact of the Fellowship.
Why is there an age limit for applicants?
Overall, the Fellowship is very focused on local issues and our context, with goals to connect young leaders in the community with older community leaders in Metro Vancouver. Further to this, based on our learnings from last year (2019), we find that it is difficult to create a space that serves people at very different stages of life, which is why we've limited the age range for this year. That being said, we do dream of a time when we have the resources to host multiple cohorts of different ages who have opportunities to interact with one another -- almost like an attempt to re-create the village model.
Why is the 2021 Fellowship entirely online?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt it would be better to host an online Fellowship than to have no Fellowship opportunity at all. Depending on federal and provincial guidelines during the pandemic, if there is any opportunity to have an in-person gathering safely, we are certainly considering the more ideal option of holding on person events, if and when possible. If the Fellowship being entirely online proves to be a barrier for you, please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate your specific needs (for example, we may be able to provide you with a laptop to use for the duration of the Fellowship).