Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative

We are excited to announce the launch of the Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative (R-YRI)!

This project will engage 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 will work together over three months to plan and implement a community project within their respective communities. Youth leaders will be required to attend a training in February 2019 outside of Montreal, QC (all expenses paid). The community action project will be developed between January and April 2019, requiring approximately 6-10 hours of volunteer work per week.

We are currently looking for youth living in: Kamloops, BC and interior BC; Val d’Or, QC and Northern QC; Lloydminster, AB and surrounding communities.

Interested in applying?

Before applying, please read through the project description and eligibility requirements in the Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative callout.

After reading through the callout, you can apply by filling out the online application form: The deadline to apply is December 7, 2018 at midnight EST.

Information webinars

We will be hosting online webinars (optional) for you to learn more about us and the project:

Webinar 1: Wednesday, November 28, 5-6pm EST (primarily in English, with French support)
Webinar 2: Thursday, November 29, 5-6pm EST (primarily in French, with English support)
Webinar 3: Saturday, December 1, 12-1pm EST (primarily in English, with French support)

More info on how to register for these webinars coming soon! Save the date!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Learn more about the Canada Service Corps!