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, Rankin Inlet, Labrador, 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 Initiative volunteers who are leading programs in Whitehorse, Vancouver, Kamloops, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Halifax for the 2018-2019 program year.
Click on a community on the map to meet the 2018-2019 teams!