FAQ

Q: Do I need to be 13-18 years old when I apply? OR when I travel?

A: You must be 13-18 years old on the date you apply.


Q: Can I do the video with a friend? Can I apply with a friend?

A: You can have a friend help film you, or feature a friend in your video, but only the person submitting the video will be eligible for entry.


Q: Do I have to do the video and the word submission?

A: No, just one or the other.


Q: Is the one-minute length of the video a strict rule? What if my video is over one minute?

A: Your video cannot exceed one minute.


Q: How will the Youth Ambassadors be chosen?

A: A panel of thought leaders from across the country who represent both private and public sectors will review the applications and select a minimum of two Ambassadors from each province and territory.


Q: Do I need to post on Instagram?

A: We encourage you to share your #OneIdea on Instagram to inspire others to make a positive impact on their community.


Q: What do I post on Instagram if I’m submitting my idea in written format?

A: Feel free to upload any photo that you think speaks to your #OneIdea with a quick description of your idea in the caption.


Q: Can I submit my idea in English or French?

A: Yes, you are welcome to submit your application in either English or French.


Q: What’s the cost to participate?

A: None. There are no costs to participate in the program. If you are selected as a Youth Ambassador, your travel costs would be sponsored by EF. See the Rules and Regulations for more information.


Q: What would the successful applicants be doing?

A: Selected Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from Members of Parliament, Senators, and community leaders to help turn their idea into reality. They will travel together on an international tour as well as to Ottawa where they will meet their mentors.


Q: What does the red box in the application mean?

A: Either you are missing information, or you have gone over the word count in the essay submission.


RULES AND REGULATIONS

The EF Canadian Youth Ambassador Program (the “Program”), is sponsored by EF Institute for Cultural Exchange Ltd. (the “Sponsor”), in partnership with ME to WE (the “External Provider”). The Program is intended to be offered in Canada only, and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws in force in the Province of Ontario.

By applying for the Program, applicants agree to abide by these Official EF Canadian Youth Ambassador Program Rules & Regulations (the “Program Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Program, which are final and legally binding on the applicant.


1. HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Beginning on September 28, 2017 until November 13, 2017 (the “Application Period”), the method of applying for the Program:

ONLINE: Enter online at eftours.ca/cyap by completing the application form with your first name, last name, year of birth, phone number, email, school name, and province, and confirm that you have read and agreed to be bound by the Program Rules and follow the instructions to upload your idea. Only fully completed applications will be deemed as eligible applications. All eligible applications must be received by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on November 13, 2017 (the “Program Application Closing Date”). Limit one (1) application per person for the Program, regardless of method of application. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an online applicant, the application will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the application. The authorized account holder is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an online service provider or other organization (business, educational institution, etc.).


2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win, a person must be a resident of Canada, who at the time of application be between the ages of 13–18, who is not an employee of the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, or a member of their immediate families or any person with whom they are domiciled, or an employee of any other company providing educational tours.


3. PROGRAM SPACES: There will be thirty (30) Program Spaces available to be won by selected applicants from among all eligible applications received by the Program Application Closing Date. Each Program Space consists of:
• one (1) place on Eco-Citizenship in Ecuador's Amazon tour. The tour is to Ecuador, offered in English only during spring 2018. The Program participant recipient will join peers from across Canada for an EF Educational Tour. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any recipient prior to the tour if they do not continue to exemplify the qualities of a Canadian Youth Ambassador or if, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, their participation on the tour would no longer be appropriate. The Program tour includes: return economy class airfare tickets, departing from and returning to the Canadian International Airport closest to the Program participant’s residence; overnight stays in tourist-class hotels, based on double occupancy and/or alternate overnight accommodation as outlined specifically in the awarded tour itinerary; select meals as outlined specifically in the awarded tour itinerary; the services of a full-time Tour Director for the duration of the tour; sightseeing tours as outlined specifically in the tour itinerary; visits to special attractions as outlined specifically in the tour itinerary; and transportation to and from all activities outlined specifically in the tour itinerary (transportation to and from free-time activities not included).
• one (1) place on a three (3) day tour to Ottawa (dates to be determined). The Program participant recipient will join peers from across Canada for an EF Educational Tour to Ottawa, including guided sightseeing and opportunities for youth participants to meet with MPs, Senators, and key influencers from the public and private spheres. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any recipient prior to the tour if they do not continue to exemplify the qualities of a Canadian Youth Ambassador or if, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, their participation on the tour would no longer be appropriate. The Program tour includes: return economy class airfare tickets, departing from and returning to the Canadian Airport closest to the Program participant’s residence; overnight stays in tourist-class hotels, based on double occupancy and/or alternate overnight accommodation as outlined specifically in the selected tour itinerary; select meals as outlined specifically in the awarded tour itinerary; the services of a full-time Tour Director for the duration of the tour; sightseeing tours as outlined specifically in the tour itinerary; visits to special attractions as outlined specifically in the tour itinerary; and transportation to and from all activities outlined specifically in the tour itinerary (transportation to and from free-time activities not included).
The Sponsor is not responsible if weather conditions, event cancellations, strikes, lockouts, labour disturbances, or other events beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control limit or restrict access to any of the planned excursions or locations on the tour. The Program participant must have proof of valid travel documents prior to ticketing and the right to fly and to enter the destination country as outlined on the tour itinerary. The recipient is responsible for ground transfers to and from the designated departure airport (or other departure site, as may be the case should the Sponsor judge that air travel is not required due to the recipient’s proximity to the tour destination). All expenses not otherwise specified herein, including but not limited to: optional excursions, insurance, medical travel documents, baggage fees, passport and/or visa fees, beverages and meals not specifically outlined in the tour itinerary, and personal expenses are the sole responsibility of the recipient. No frequent flyer miles, or travel rewards of any kind will be available on this Program. In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than thirty (30) Program Spaces. Each Program space will be awarded to a maximum retail value of approximately $5,000 CDN, with the cost of the participant’s tour being covered completely (subject to the conditions and qualifications set out in these Program Rules). The Program Space is not transferable. All EF Tours are subject to EF’s Booking Conditions (the terms of which can be obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at eftours.ca/bc. Each potential Program Participant will be required to review and agree in writing to such Booking Conditions in advance of being awarded any Program Space. A condition of accepting and being awarded such Program Space, participants will be compliant in full with such Booking Conditions.


4. PROGRAM PARTICIPANT SELECTION: The selection of the recipients will be conducted by a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor using a selection criteria rubric available at eftours.ca/cyap. Finalists will be selected and may be interviewed, after which the thirty (30) Program participants will be determined. All decisions are final and the sole discretion of the Sponsor.


5. NOTIFYING THE RECIPIENTS: The recipients of the Scholarship will be contacted by mail, courier, and/or telephone upon selection no later than January 15, 2018. If a selected finalist cannot be located or does not respond within five (5) business days of notification, or if a package sent by mail or courier is returned as undeliverable, the selected finalist will be disqualified. In the event of a disqualification the Sponsor is not required to select another finalist. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to notify any selected scholarship.


6. DECLARING THE PARTICIPANTS AND AWARDING THE PROGRAM SPACE: In order to be declared a Program participant, the selected participant will be required to sign and return a Release and Agreement Form (the “Release Form”) which confirms compliance with the Program Rules and releases the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively the “Releasees”), from all liability with respect to the participation in the Participant by the recipient and the acceptance of the Program Space as awarded, without substitution, by the recipient. The Release must be returned within the time period specified on the Release or the Program space will be forfeited by such recipient. The selected recipient may be required to furnish proof of identification as part of the verification process. A selected recipient shall be deemed ineligible if he or she has won a scholarship in any similar Scholarship run by the Sponsor in the last twelve (12) months preceding the Program Application Period. No changes may be made to the dates for the Program tour by the recipient after the Program Booking. If the Program space is forfeited by a potential recipient for any reason whatsoever, the Program space may be awarded to an alternate recipient at the Sponsor’s discretion. The list of selected Program participants will be available at eftours.ca/cyap no later than January 15, 2018.


7. NAME AND IMAGE OF PARTICIPANTS: By entering, each Program participant, if he or she is selected as a potential recipient of the Program space, consents to the use of his or her name, school name, city and province of residence, and/or photographs, without further remuneration, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor. The Sponsor and/or its affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective employees and agents, will have the right to photograph the Program participants while on the Program tour for use in future promotions, without further remuneration.


8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: (a) This Program is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations.
(b) All applications become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected applicants.
(c) By participating in the Program, all selected applicants release the Releasees from any loss, damage, or claims caused by or resulting from participation in the Program, or the acceptance or use of the Program space, including but not limited to any injury or damage to an applicant’s or to any other computer.
(d) The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Program, including but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Program Application Rules, or the announcement of the Program participants.
(e) No responsibility is assumed by the Sponsor for any inability of any person to successfully enter the Program for any reason, including any problems or technical malfunction of any internet or telephone network or broadcast transmission during the Program. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for falsified, late, lost, damaged, misdirected, garbled, or incomplete applications. Proof of transmission (screenshots, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery.
(f) The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any applicant from the Program in the event it is determined that he or she has applied in a fashion not permitted by the Program Application Rules or any other pertinent terms or conditions referenced in the Program Application Rules.
(g) Applications generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.
(h) Any attempt by an applicant or any other person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Program may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
(i) By applying to the Program, all applicants give consent to the collection, use, disclosure and management of personal information by Sponsor and authorized External Providers.


9. FOR RESIDENTS OF QUÉBEC:(a) Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity Program may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Program may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement. Additionally, in accordance with conditions submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux, no more than three (3) Program Spaces will be awarded to applicants from Quebec.


10. CHANGE OR TERMINATION: The Sponsor reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux in Québec, to terminate, suspend, or modify this Program without liability in the event of any fraud or technical failures of the website beyond the control of the Program that may corrupt the administration, integrity, or security of the Program, or if any other factor interferes with the conduct of this Program, without prior notice or publication. In the event of early termination of the Program, a notice will be posted online and a random draw to award the Program will be conducted from among all eligible applications received prior to the time of termination.


11. LANGUAGE: In the event of any discrepancies between the English language rules and the French language rules for this Program, the English language rules shall prevail.


12. PERSONAL INFORMATION: The Sponsor and the External Provider respect your right to privacy. By entering this Program, each applicant consents to the Sponsor and the External Provider collecting, storing and using the personal information submitted with his or her application in accordance with their respective privacy policies, including for the purposes of (a) administering this Program, (b) contacting the applicant in connection with future Program spaces, and (c) communicating with the applicant in regards to its wares and services. The Sponsor and External Provider shall deal with such personal information in keeping with the Sponsor’s and External Provider’s Privacy Policies which can be obtained, respectively, by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at eftours.ca/legal-notices/privacy-policy.aspx. ME to WE Trip’s Privacy Policy can be obtained by calling 1-416-964-8942 or found at https://www.metowe.com/about-us/terms-of-service/.



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