AGA & International Forum

Annual General Assembly (AGA)

IMPORTANT: Every Local Committee is required to nominate ONE representative to be a voting delegate at the 2023 WUSC Annual General Assembly (AGA) that will take place online on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST.


Each year, WUSC members and delegates from across the country attend the Annual General Assembly (AGA): an important business meeting conducted in both official languages through simultaneous interpretation. The WUSC Board of Directors and Executive Director share important WUSC updates, and members can exercise their right to vote in WUSC matters.

This year the AGA will be held virtually on February 3rd, 2023 at 12pm EST.

We will also reveal and celebrate the winner of the 2021-22 WUSC Local Committee of the Year Award! (Has your Local Committee gone above and beyond? Nominate your Local Committee for this award by January 18, 2023)


  1. All Local Committee members decide who will be their ONE voting delegate at WUSC’s AGA. This decision should be formally made and recorded (e.g. meeting minutes, a group chat conversation, or an email to all Local Committee members).

  2. Submit the name of the voting delegate using the Google form as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, January 20, 2023 6:00 pm EST.

Voting delegates will receive details on the voting process prior to the AGA.

With over 100 WUSC Local Committees across the country, your participation in the AGA crucial! All non-voting delegate Local Committee members are welcome to participate in the AGA as observers.


WUSC is governed by a volunteer board of directors which typically meets four times per year. The board of directors provides overall strategic direction to WUSC’s management, through its executive director. Board directors are elected for three-year terms at WUSC’s annual assembly. Board directors normally serve a maximum of two terms. Board directors may not participate in WUSC’s programs, except with the approval of the board chair. They may not be employees of WUSC or apply for employment with WUSC while serving on the board. WUSC covers all expenses related to serving on the board.

At the 76th Annual General Assembly (AGA) on Friday, February 3rd, 2023, there will be an election for the following board position:

  • one (1) member representative on the Nominations Committee for 2023-24

For this one-year-term Nominations Committee position, we encourage particularly Local Committees members to apply. Nominations must be submitted online (find the link here) and must be received by Friday, January 13th, 2022 11:59 p.m. EST. Click here for more information.

WUSC International Forum 2023

The 12th annual International Forum will be held from February 1-2, 2023 and will be virtual for the third year in a row!

The International Forum is an exciting annual gathering where the best ideas and practices for global development are shared. The Forum brings together government delegates, northern international cooperation organizations, southern civil society actors, and representatives from the private sector, as well as youth, researchers and international development specialists.

Forum 2023 will feature a variety of sessions such as live conversations, interactive workshops, informative panel discussions and keynote addresses, as well as social events, networking sessions and fun competitions!

This year's theme is "Due Care: Global Development in Times of Accelerated Changet". Visit to learn more and to register!


For the 3rd virtual edition of the International Forum, WUSC has partnered with Braindate to offer our global audience an "unconference" platform allowing us to continue our important discussions outside of the more formal Forum context.


Virtual braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with others to have one-on-one, in small groups (via video chat), or larger panel-like discussions on the Braindate platform, accessible through the International Forum website. They’re the best way to brainstorm, solve challenges, share expertise or experiences, while connecting with new (brilliant!) people —all virtually.

We have planned some Braindates that will cover topics relevant to Local Committees. See the exciting topics that we'll be covering below! These informal sessions will be hosted by some of your fellow Local Committee members and the Campus Team.

Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the International Forum!

InterConnected: How We Each Play a Role in Global Development

Description: What is the meaning of global development? How do we support development, consciously or unconsciously? Join this session to learn about our role, as individuals, in global development and how we can support each other in this interconnected world.

Date: Thursday February 2nd

Time: 9:00AM to 9:45AM EST(45 minutes)

Meet & Greet with Local Committees

Description: We are inviting you to spend thirty minutes getting to know your fellow Local Committee members! You will have the opportunity to learn more about other Local Committees, hear their personal experiences and share with them your own journey.

Date: Wednesday February 1st

Time: 7:30PM to 8:00PM EST

Boosting Your Social Media Presence

Description: Social media is a great tool for knowledge sharing, but can be overwhelming at times. Join this session to learn how you can make your social media presence stand out to attract the attention of new audiences.

Date: Wednesday February 1st

Time: 4:00PM to 4:30PM EST

Ensuring Smooth Leadership Transitions

Description: Hear from Local Committees who have some helpful tips on how to transfer knowledge to new members and facilitate a smooth leadership transition.

Date: Wednesday February 1st

Time: 6:00PM to 6:30PM EST

Hosting a Successful Event

Description: Do you want to learn more about how to host events or activities that engage a new audience on global development? Join this session to listen to learn tips and tricks from Local Committees across Canada on how they engage with the public and how you can as well!

Date: Wednesday February 1st

Time: 6:30PM to 7:00PM EST

Best Practices for Recruiting New Local Committee Members

Description: Want to build up your Local Committee membership? Learn how to recruit (and keep!) new volunteers to help you achieve your sponsorship and public engagement goals.

Date: Wednesday February 1st

Time: 5:30PM to 6:00PM EST