COVID-19 Update - Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation

Youth Leadership Forums

Experiences Canada Youth Leadership Forums offer youth from across Canada the opportunity to lead and be part of an intensive ‘youth teaching youth’ experience, and provide educational leadership development, and volunteer work experience opportunities to youth participants.


Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation

POSTPONED TO SUMMER, 2021 – Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Experiences Canada is excited to announce a Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation Summer 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

The Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation will bring together 64 senior high school youth (ages 14-18) selected from across Canada based on their answer to the question “what does Reconciliation mean to you?”. We’re looking for inspiration using whatever medium you choose that will spark ideas or strategies that could foster greater dialogue and understanding among non-Indigenous and Indigenous young people. 

The week-long leadership forum will be developed in full partnership with Manitoba’s Indigenous organizations with half of the programming led by Indigenous organizations and community leaders. Youth will be selected from across Canada representing the geographic, linguistic, socio-economic and cultural diversity of the country, with half of the participants selected being Indigenous.

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!


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