COVID-19 Update - Forum Postponed

COVID-19 UPDATE Oct 2020
Youth leadership Forum applications remain open!
Experiences Canada continues to monitor developments around COVID-19 carefully.  While our reciprocal exchange program has been put on hold for the current school year, we remain optimistic that the situation may improve to permit our Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation to continue as planned for July 2020, even if modifications are required to meet public health guidelines.
We encourage interested youth to continue to apply in the interim, however, please be advised that a final decision to postpone or cancel the event will not me made until January 2020, in full consultation with our community partners.
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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 summer 2021, 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

Register Today!

Register by February 15, 2021, for the chance to travel to Winnipeg and attend our week-long forum on Reconciliation.

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The Program

  The week-long leadership forum will be held in Winnipeg in summer 2021 (Date tbc) and will be developed in full partnership with Manitoba’s Indigenous organizations with half of the programming led by Indigenous organizations and…

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Selection Process

Please follow the below steps to register for the forum:   Complete the Registration Form by February 15, 2021. An email will automatically be sent to you with your login details. If you don’t receive this email, please con…

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