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Top 30 Under 30 Magazine

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the 2016 Top 30 Under 30 Magazine Launch!



We had a fantastic time celebrating the 2016 Top 30 Under 30s at City Hall. They are all incredible young people doing important work with immense passion! Special thanks to Minister Miranda for joining us on Day 6 of being the Minister of Culture and Tourism (!) and for his warm words of encouragement to the Top 30s. Thanks also to the Honourable Linda Duncan, MP, Edmonton Strathcona who took the time to congratulate the Top 30s and Edmonton City Councilor Andrew Knack for proclaiming International Development Week on behalf of His Worship Mayor Don Iveson.  We were so please to hear from Top 30 Nosipho Ngqula, who even shared some of her original poetry on womanhood and power in her South African language Xhosa as well as Top 30 Michael Glazier who reminded us all that you don’t need a title to be a leader. Thank you!

The 2016 Top 30 Under 30 Magazine 

Selected from over 100 nominations, the fifth annual Top 30 Under 30 Magazine highlights 30 young people from Alberta and the Global South doing outstanding work towards sustainable human development and making this world a better place for us all. 

Thank you Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for writing a Letter of Congratulations to the 2016 Top 30 Under 30s! Read the letter here.

 Download a copy here, or click on the image above to read online!

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30 Magazine is dedicated to highlighting extraordinary young people who are working towards a just and sustainable future for everyone. These young people live in Alberta and around the world and are demanding change on poverty, inequality, and climate change. They are making change happen in their communities, countries, and globally! The theme of this years’ magazine is "Transforming our world: How youth are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals."

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Each of the Top 30 Under 30s highlighted in the magazine are addressing one of the Sustainable Development Goals directly or indirectly through their work. Check out the Sustainable Development Goals here (

 Congratulations to all who made the list this year, and thank you to everyone who sent in a nomination! 


Nominations for the 2017 Top 30 Under 30 Magazine will open in November!

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You can view previous issues of our Top 30 Under 30 Magazine here 




Program undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.