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 2019-2020

Applications are open for the 2019-2020 year. Before applying, please read through this document listing the program requirements. The online application form is available by clicking here. **Deadline to apply for Moncton, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Whitehorse, Sudbury and Yellowknife has been EXTENDED to JUNE 20, 2019 at midnight EST! Questions? Email volunteer@canadianroots.ca

Want to learn more about our past Youth Reconciliation Initiative teams?  Learn about our 2018-2019 teams and youth leaders here.

Youth Reconciliation Initiative Training 2016-2017