Upcoming Programs


CRE has the following programs open to youth.  

1. Algonquin & Silver Lake Pow Wow Exchange Program - August 18 to 25, 2014

2. Youth Reconciliation Initiative - National callout

3. Customized workshops (for teachers, or youth groups) - anytime



Did you know the Algonquin Territory stretches from North Bay, into Algonquin Park, south to Perth and east to Ottawa? This program invites you to learn about the significant contribution of the birch bark canoe and to connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. Participants will be hosted by Nokomis Jane and her family in Whitney, Ontario. We will canoe, hike and learn about the history of the Algonquin land claim and how it will affect the peoples who live within the territory today. Participants will also travel to Silver Lake to learn, participate and volunteer at one of the most celebrated social gatherings of the year: Silver Lake Pow Wow! We will be hosted by Uncle Larry and his family. Participants will learn about traditional rice harvesting, species at risk and will help to build a birch bark canoe! This program is highly experiential with participants camping, hiking and canoeing almost every day, as well as assisting in preparing traditional foods and crafts.  Program fees for this exchange are $600/ person.  Fees include round trip transport from Toronto or Kingston, food, lodging and all activity costs.  CRE strives to make its programs accessible and makes available some bursary assistance for all of its programs.

To apply for one of our exchanges, please click here to complete an application form



CRE is inviting youth to apply to be Youth Reconciliation Leaders as part of our Youth Reconciliation Leaders. Young leaders (between the ages of 18 to 29) are invited to apply.   We will form 5 to 7 teams in different parts fo the country.  There will be representation from Western Canada (BC and Prairies), Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and possibly Northern Canada.  Each team will be comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.  Deadline to apply is July 17, 2014.

Click here for full details of callout for Youth Reconciliation callout.



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.  

For more details contact info@canadianroots.ca

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