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This year’s theme: Reconciliation

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 held in Winnipeg from June 27th to July 4, 2020, and 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.

Here's a closer look at what to expect!

Our Youth Leadership Forums build on the successful Canada 150&Me project presented in 2017. In 2019 we held our Youth Forum on Diversity and Inclusion. The Experiences Canada Diversity and Inclusion Yearbook commemorates the weeklong gathering of youth from across Canada who came together to learn more about the barriers to building inclusive communities. Take a closer look at the reflections and impact of past participants by downloading a free digital copy here    

Program Partners

The Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation was co-developed between Experiences Canada and Indigenous partners located in Manitoba. All workshops, activities, youth leaders and youth participants will consist of 50% Indigenous and 50% non-Indigenous people. Youth will have the opportunity to learn about Indigenous teachings, traditions, cultures and the contemporary issues and challenges that Indigenous people face. At the end of the week, youth will present what they learned in an interactive performance they create themselves. More Information

COVID-19 Update

Please note we have not made a final decision about proceeding with the Youth Leadership Forum and will continue to receive youth registrations until the April 5th deadline.

Since our event does not occur until the end of June, we have deferred a final decision to the week after Easter trying to find the right balance between protecting the safety and security of everyone involved, and not being too premature in cancelling yet another event and disappointing youth keen to attend. The views and circumstances of our partners will of course be key considerations. We will be reaching out to them in the coming weeks to explore our options as well as continue to monitor the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding large group gatherings.

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The Program

  The week-long leadership forum will be held in Winnipeg from June 27th to July 4, 2020 and will be developed in full partnership with Manitoba’s Indigenous organizations with half of the programming led by Indigenous organization…

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Selection Process

Please follow the below steps to register for the forum:   Complete the Registration Form by April 5th. An email will automatically be sent to you with your login details. If you don’t receive this email, please contact us.…

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