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.

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.

Interested in applying?

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

We are currently no longer accepting applications. Check out this page in March/April for information about the next application period!

Information webinars

We will be hosting online webinars (optional) for you to learn more about us and the project. Come back in March/April to find more information about the upcoming webinars or follow us on social media!


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