CRE has 2 confirmed programs open to youth.
1. Six Nations of the Grand River Exchange - February 15 to 21, 2014
2. National Youth Leadership Conference (Saskatoon) - March 26 to 28, 2014
SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER - February 15 to 21, 2014 (program is subject to shifted by 1 day later)
CRE is organizing an exchange in Six Nations of the Grand River for the third consecutive year. With support from the Health Studies Student Union at University of Toronto and we are excited to continue this valuable program. During the planned exchange, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students will mutually explore the meanings, successes and challenges of health and wellness in the Six Nations community. The program will include a focus on social determinants of health and well-being. To be considered you must be available for the entire program as well as participate in 2 to 3 pre-program orientation sessions (either in-person or web based for youth outside of Toronto) that will be planned. The program will be for 6 nights in total with a departure point being Toronto. The program will be comprised of a equal number of Indigenous and non-Indigneous students. Tentative fes for the program are $650. Fees include all costs (food, lodging, transport to and from Toronto) and applicants will be asked to submit a $300 deposit once confirmed. CRE will be offering a limited number of bursaries and scholarships to youth with financial barriers to ensure our programs remain accessible.
We are currently accepting applictions and will begin our screening and offer process beginning December 10, 2013.
NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE - March 26-27, 2014
"Building Bridges" - National Youth Leadership Conference. Canadian Roots Exchange is hosting its 2nd national youth conference. This is a unique conference in that all sessions are planned and delivered by young people for young people (youth defined as 30 years and under). The conference provides leadership training and facilitates dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth on a national level. Conference sessions allows young people to gather and dispel stereotypes, resolve conflicts and facilitate reconciliation amongst and through youth.
Held at Oskayak High School, a school grounded in Cree-education, the conference the majority of conference participants are anticipated to be between the ages of 15 and 30 years. We are now accepting conference registration, submissions for presenters and sponsorship.
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Canadian Roots is currently planning a number of youth led activities in various communities across Canada. CRE has trained youth facilitators who deliver workshops that try to raise awareness of Indigenous history, culture and current realities. Workshops help participants to dispel stereotypes, deepen their knowledge of the history including the struggles and triumphs of Indigenous Canadians. If you are interested in having Canadian Roots do a workshop with your youth please contact us. We have designed and delivered workshops that have ranged from a few hours to 2 days.
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