CAHSMUN brings together over 800 delegates from all corners of the globe, connecting youth from around the world with CAHSMUN, the United Nations, and each other.
Canadian High Schools Model United Nations (CAHSMUN) is a three-day high school Model United Nations conference, held annually in Vancouver, BC. Each year, CAHSMUN welcomes hundreds of delegates from high schools all over Canada and North America, and continues to expand student participation in an activity that helps develop public speaking skills, diplomatic attitudes, and critical thinking abilities.
CAHSMUN is an extraordinary opportunity for students to debate political, social, and economic issues in an environment unlike any other. Delegates of CAHSMUN will participate in one of 18 committee simulations of United Nations, regional, and historical bodies – such committees range from the United Nations Disarmament and International Security committee, to the Commonwealth of Nations, to the American Civil War Cabinet. Throughout the conference, delegates assume the role of UN representatives and as members of both international and regional cabinets through adopting the foreign policies of their respective countries.
At CAHSMUN, delegates must learn how to apply their diplomatic skills in a tense environment, while preserving the interests of the country that they represent. Through debating various world issues, delegates understand the complex relationships between numerous states, broaden their perspectives on an international platform, and develop comprehensive solutions to global issues that face world leaders today. The lively and stimulating debates present at CAHSMUN supplement the personal growth of all delegates, and prepares them for their future as global citizens.
Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.
CAHSMUN aims to empower students from high schools around the globe through deep and active engagement with complex global issues. At CAHSMUN, delegates develop skills in diplomacy, cooperation, and critical thinking that motivate lifelong global citizenship. Delegates leave CAHSMUN with the knowledge that they can make an impact and affect positive change in the world.