Upcoming Programs


Canadian Roots Exchange will be organizing 2 upcoming exchanges in collaboration with the YMCA. These are open to youth between the ages of 14-18 years from the communities of Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON/Gatineau, QC, Saskatoon, SK, and Cawston, B.C. The exchanges will place 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

Saskatoon – Toronto Reconciliation Initiative Exchange

Toronto Hosting Dates: February 15, 2015 – February 23, 2015 (Saskatoon youth are hosted in Toronto)

Saskatoon Hosting Dates: March 25, 2015 – March 31, 2015 (Toronto youth are hosted in Saskatoon)

*this exchange will be in collaboration with participants from the Toronto-based Sisters of the Soil Initiative

*Get the application by emailing saskatoon@canadianroots.ca, applications are due December 1, 2014.

Ottawa/Gatineau – Cawston, BC Reconciliation Initiative Exchange

Cawston Hosting Dates: March 14, 2015 – March 20, 2015 (Ottawa/Gatineau youth are hosted in Cawston)

Ottawa/Gatineau Hosting Dates: May 28, 2015 – June 3, 2015 (Cawston youth are hosted in Ottawa)

*Get the application by emailing ottawa@canadianroots.ca, applications are due December 1, 2014.

For more details, please contact info@canadianroots.ca



Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Trent University, First Peoples House of Learning, Room 103. This workshop strives to provide a more critical look at the contributions of Indigenous communities in Canadian historical narratives, while work towards dispelling stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples in Canada today.  The session also makes connections between histories impacting Indigenous communities and other marginalized communities in Canada. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!



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