Upcoming Programs

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Algonquin Park-Silver Lake  Exchange | August 24-30, 2015: 

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 connect with the land and water which is home to the Algonquin Nation. We will canoe, hike and learn about the history of the Algonquin land claim and how it affects the peoples who live within the territory today. Hosted by community members, participants will learn about traditional rice harvesting, species at risk and water justice. 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! This program is highly experiential with camping, hiking and canoeing almost every day.  Fees will apply to this program. CRE strives to make its programs accessible and makes available some bursary assistance for all of its programs.  Any interested participants should submit an online application, or contact info@canadianroots.ca  


Canadian Roots Exchange has organized multiple exchanges in collaboration with YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada. These groups are usually  formed in the fall for youth between the ages of 14-18 years from Toronto and Ottawa to participate in partnership with two other communities across Canada. The exchange(s) have not been confirmed for the 2015/2016 exchange as of yet so please make sure to stay updated on our website and facebook. This past year our exchanges were from Toronto-Saskatoon and Ottawa/Gatineau – Cawston, BC.

The exchanges have a focus on:

- Learning Canadian histories and present realities in relations to the experiences of Indigenous and Immigrant communities through community and group activities, ceremonies and walking tours
- Inter-generational dialogue and valuing oral traditions and histories from Indigenous communities
- Strengthening relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through providing leadership skills, public speaking and conflict resolution training

For more details, please contact info@canadianroots.ca



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