Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative

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The Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative (R-YRI) engages rural young leaders aged 18 to 29 years from across the country, building a national network of young leaders realizing their own transformative visions of community building.

Rural teams of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders work together over three months to plan and implement a community project within their respective communities. Youth leaders are required to attend a training (all expenses paid) at the beginning of their mandate. The community action project is developed as a team, requiring approximately 6-10 hours of volunteer work per week.

Interested in applying?

Before applying, please read through the project description and eligibility requirements in the Rural Engagement CSC Call Out_Spring 2019.

Applications can be submitted through this online form. The NEW deadline to apply is July 2nd at midnight EST.

Want to find out more about the current R-YRI teams?

Click here to find out about the Kamloops & Northern BC youth leaders, Lloydminster youth leaders, and Kangirsuk youth leaders.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alyse at or Bayani at

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