MANITOULIN ISLAND EXCHANGE | Dates TBD (late June-early July 2016 )
Canadian Roots Exchange is organizing an 8 day exchange to Manitoulin Island. Dates for the exchange will be finalized by early May 2016. The group will be comprised of an Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Youth between the ages of 18 and 29 years of age are encouraged to apply. The program will be comprised of a equal number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. This project is partially sponsored and youth participants who are selected will be asked to contribute a $900 participation fee. s. Youth facing financial barriers who have challenges contributing $900 are still encouraged to apply as there will be some bursaries to assist youth facing financial barriers. CRE provides round-trip transport from Hamilton or Toronto, food, lodging and all activities for the program. Selected participants are required to attend 1-2 pre-departure sessions before exchange.
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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