Youth Reconciliation Initiative (YRI)

The Youth Reconciliation Initiative (YRI) has been placing youth at the forefront of reconciliation work since 2012. The YRI builds the capacity of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to envision and realize their own visions of reconciliation. CRE now supports YRI teams in 12 communities from coast to coast to coast.

1. Apply

YRI recruitment happens every May-June! Apply through the online application form.

2. Train

There is a week-long YRI training every August where you'll be linked with the people and resources for a successful year.

3. Organize!

From September to April, organize monthly events for youth in your community to discuss what reconciliation means to you.

4. Share

Share your learning at our annual conference or at exchanges near you!

National YRI Youth Leaders 2018-2019

Applications are closed for the 2018-2019 year. Want to learn more about our current Youth Reconciliation Initiative teams? Interested in connecting with them or collaborating on events? Learn about our 2018-2019 teams and youth leaders here.

To learn more about our Tkaron:to Youth Reconciliation Initiative, click here.

Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative 2019

We are pleased to launch our Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative! Applications are now open for youth leaders aged 18-29 in the following communities: Kamloops, BC and interior BC; Val d’Or, QC and Northern QC; Lloydminster, AB and surrounding communities.

We will be hosting online webinars for you to learn more about us and this project. For more information on how to apply, check out the page:

Hurry! The deadline to apply is December 7, 2018 at midnight EST.

Youth Reconciliation Initiative Training 2016-2017