Are you an Indigenous youth or an organization that works with Indigenous youth? Would you like to share resources and connect with Indigenous youth leaders and organizations working toward reconciliation across Canada?
We would love to have you join The Network!
What is The Network?
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #66 calls for “community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation and establish a national network to share information and best practices”. In response to this, CRE has created The Network – an online community where members can share information and resources, opportunities (eg. jobs, volunteering), and connect with organizations and young Indigenous leaders across the country. The Network will also work to strengthen and help facilitate engagement opportunities for Indigenous youth.
Membership to The Network is open to organizations and groups that work with Indigenous youth (First Nation, Metis, and/or Inuit between the ages 14-29) and to Indigenous youth as individuals (self-identifying as First Nation, Metis, and/or Inuit between the ages of 18-29 ) from across the nation.
Why should I join The Network?
- Connect with young Indigenous leaders and the organizations that work to support them
- Have exclusive access to:
- Our online portal
- Event sponsorship grants
- Meet and greet events
- Our monthly newsletter
Our Engagement Framework is an evergreen (constantly evolving) document which members of The Network can contribute to. The Engagement Framework guides organizations conducting engagements with Indigenous youth on how to do so respectfully and while ensuring that Indigenous youth are also benefiting from the engagement. The Engagement Framework ensures that the engagements conducted under it will benefit Indigenous youth from start to finish.
Organizations can submit a Request for Engagement form if they have engagement opportunities for Indigenous youth. If the request meets CRE’s Engagement Framework, CRE can connect the organization with Indigenous youth from our programs who may be interested in being a part of the engagement.
The Engagement Framework is guided by the principles of Reciprocity, Cultural Humility, and Data Governance. To learn more about the guiding principles, check out the Engagement Framework here:
- Reciprocity: Ensuring relationships built are reciprocal in nature and have the best interest of Indigenous youth in mind – respecting the value in their voice and perspectives.
- Cultural Humility: Ensuring that members and partners prioritize the safety of Indigenous youth, ensuring that our work is distinctions-based and culturally relevant, with a focus on embedding anti-oppressive and harm reduction practices in all of the work we do.
- Data Governance: Ensuring the sovereignty and privacy of data collected, and respecting the rights of Indigenous people to their own information.
If you are interested in joining The Network, please fill out the registration form relevant to you below!
If you are an organization looking to engage Indigenous youth, please fill out the Request for Engagement form below!
One of our guiding principles of The Network is creating a space that is based on respect, with the intention of creating an environment where members feel that they can interact with one another. In order to create this we have collectively made with member’s input a Code of Conduct that all members agree to. As with all our practices with The Network we welcome suggestions, and/ or input on this, which can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about The Network, please contact: email@example.com
Sign up for the Network / Adhérer ici!
Request for Engagement Form
Request for Engagement FormThe purpose of this form is to encourage relevant, respectful, and reciprocal engagement with Indigenous youth. In order for your request to be shared with youth in The Network please complete the following form. Staff from the Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research (CIPR) will be in touch to let you know if your request has been approved, or if there are areas that may need additional information in order to ensure it is a positive engagement process for all involved. Before submitting a ‘Request for Engagement’ please read through our Engagement Framework to understand our principles for respectful engagement with Indigenous youth.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your request is submitted, you will be contacted within 2 business days. Thank you for your efforts to make engagement a more meaningful and reflective experience for Indigenous youth.
For further inquiries and to learn how to get involved in The Network—as well as other engagement opportunities through CRE—contact us at email@example.com.