Sudbury 2018 Conference

Canadian Roots Exchange is very excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our next National Youth Reconciliation Conference in Sudbury, Ontario. This 3 full-day leadership conference will feature interactive workshops, keynote speakers, youth panels, and a community event.

Since 2013, CRE has hosted 5 annual national conferences . We are anticipating over 250 youth from across Canada will gather in Sudbury to be part of our biggest conference to date from February 22-24, 2018.

The CRE National Youth Conference is facilitated by youth, for youth.  Through the conference we aim to to facilitate sharing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, encourage youth to engage in interactive dialogues on the significance of solidarity and reconciliation, and challenge negative stereotypes that divide communities. Through this opportunity, young people continue to develop a national network of youth that promotes respect and understanding between all people living in Canada.

The conference will primarily be hosted at the main campus of Laurentian University with some other sessions including evening programming taking place off-campus.

Who can apply?
If you are youth under 30 years of age, the registration fee is $125.  This includes all 3 days of programming, a conference swag bag and lunches on the 3 days of the conference.

How do I register to attend as a participant?
You can apply to attend the conference as a participant here: Sudbury 2018 Conference Registration

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Due to the amount of interest in presenting you must apply and be accepted to present. The option of presenting is open to youth under 30 years of age only. You can apply to present here: Sudbury 2018 Presenter Application

How do I register a group?
If you would like to register a whole group, you can contact us at to obtain a group registration form.  For groups of 5 youth or greater (youth 25 and under who have not previously participated in a CRE conference) you are eligible to receive $500 in travel subsidy if travelling by air.  Contact us at

Are bursaries available?
In order to make the conference accessible to youth travelling from out of town, CRE has a limited number of bursaries which are available to first time presenters or participants. The bursaries provide a highly subsidized rate for travel and accommodations and includes registration. Youth 25 years and under are eligible for a bursary if they have not been part of a CRE conference in previous years. The deadline to apply for a sponsored participant or presenter spot is November 30, 2017 . All eligible youth who are awarded sponsored rates will have their travel facilitated directly through CRE’s travel agent who will take care of their travel arrangements.

If you are a young person who does not require or is not eligible for a sponsored rate you are still welcome to apply to our conference but you would not be able to receive any financial support for travel or accommodations. You are, however welcome  to special air fare rates and preferred hotel rates that CRE has negotiated by contacting CRE’s travel agent or the Travelway Inn directly.

What if I have more questions?

Please review our conference information package that provides details to most frequently asked questions.  Click here to review conference package
If you have any additional questions lease email with any further questions!

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