Youth Reconciliation Initiative
Since 2012, CRE's Youth Reconciliation Initiative (YRI) has engaged Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth from across Canada. Initiatives have taken place in the communities of Vancouver, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Hamilton-Six Nations, Sudbury-Manitoulin, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Halifax. As part of the YRI, volunteer leaders enter an eight-month contract and attend a week-long leadership training where they cultivate strong relationships through team-building and receive training on facilitation, conflict resolution, the processes of reconciliation and decolonization, Indigenous histories and contemporary issues facing First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and other diverse communities in Canada. Leaders dedicate 10-15 hours a month to coordinating reconciliation programs in their communities, including intergenerational events, workshop facilitation and exchange coordination.
We are proud of this year's Youth Reconciliation volunteers who led programs in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury-Manitoulin, Hamilton-Six Nations, Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montréal, and Halifa for the 2015-2016 program year.
Click on a community on the map to meet the 2015-2016 teams!
Visit http://canadianroots.ca/yri/ for more information about how to apply to be a YRI leader during the 2016-2017 program year!