After careful consideration, and out of respect for Indigenous communities across Canada, we have decided to postpone the Virtual Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation until Fall 2021. We will be using the next few weeks to explore options for an alternate date, as well as explore the potential for interim activities and events to maintain youth engagement and support the immediate needs of Indigenous youth at this difficult time. Further announcements about the program will be made at the end of July.
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IT’S A WRAP!
2019 Diversity and Inclusion Forum
June 29 to July 6, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario.
This summer’s national youth forum on Diversity and Inclusion, hosted in the Greater Toronto Area from June 29th to July 6th, was a huge success! But don’t just take our word for it –
“Being able to have those conversations and see what living as a Muslim looks like outside of my school textbook provided me with a new perspective. Something personal that I took away from the experience was what it felt like to wear a hijab. [..] While the hijab was being tied on my head by one of the youth leaders, I felt an immediate connection and a deeper sense of understanding than I had ever had before about the reasons why hijabs are worn and what it feels like to wear one.”
-Alexis Holmgren, on the Muslim Association of Canada workshop and Mosque visit
“I was given a quote to read [..]. As I shared her words, I thought of how I could never truly understand how it felt to live through this history. Thinking about this made me realize that despite my lack of experience, we can still help by putting in the effort to learn and listen. By doing so, we can promote the healing of communities.”
–Mikaela Wong, on the Kairos Blanket Exercise
Download the Yearbook for more testimonials!