Youth Ambassadors

Global Perspectives

The City of Barrie Welcomes You!

This is the offical site for the Barrie Youth Ambassadors and Global Perspective programs. To your left there are links to all the sites from previous groups!

If you're a 14 15 year old Barrie resident and interested in our two week summer cultural exchanges with Japan or China, or if you're a grade 10 student in Simcoe County and interested in a semester long intensive study of international affairs that will provide you with the opportunity to travel to Germany and a third world country during grade 11, then email the program coordinator Dave Morrison at:


We regret to inform you that our application/selection process for the Youth Ambassadors delegation to Murayama, Japan this summer has been suspended.

Given the current state of the pandemic it is simply not responsible to expect/hope that everything will “return to normal’ in time for our trip in August.

We wish to assure you that we do not take this decision lightly and promise that once international travel is safe again we will begin the program immediately.

It is hoped that we will send a delegation to Murayama, Japan in August, 2021.

We would expect to restart the application/selection process in March, 2021.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of this difficult situation!

Take Care and Stay Safe!

Dave Morrison
Youth Ambassadors Program