Launching Forward: Using the SDGs to innovately engage students in study and work abroad opportunities

Seneca utilized this project as an innovative approach to widen access and equity of participation in outbound student mobility programming. This project was the first time that Seneca: i) purposefully engaged students from underrepresented target groups through First People’s at Seneca and Accessibility and Counselling Services; ii) built new partnerships with Canadian NGOs that offer study and work abroad opportunities related to the SDGs; iii) hosted a Global Opportunities fair showcasing international partners with study/work abroad opportunities for students; and iv) facilitated a college-wide case competition challenging students to create an action plan to address the 17 SDGs 2030.

Latest Publications


Strengthening Canada’s Global Skills: Our submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-budget Consultations in Advance of Budget 2024

The program has equipped a new generation of students, from all backgrounds, with global skills necessary to meet Canada’s ever evolving labour market needs. It is now time to make the program a permanent part of Canada’s skills strategy and approach to international education.

Louisane LeBlanc: If the Global Skills Opportunity pilot ends, Canadians with disabilities will miss out


Seventy new GSO projects to support hundreds of students’ global work and study experiences

With funding from Economic and Social Development Canada, the new GSO projects will allow hundreds more Canadian students to gain invaluable global skills through international work and study experiences in countries around the world.