Youth Leadership Forum is postponed until Fall 2021

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. If you would like to be notified of updates, please sign up to our newsletter

This year’s theme: Reconciliation

The Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation will bring together 70 youth (ages 14-18) half of them Indigenous, and half non-Indigenous from across the country based on their answer to the question “what does Reconciliation mean to you?”
During the five- day forum, youth will discuss Reconciliation efforts in their communities, and hear from Elders, Knowledge Keepers, community leaders and emerging leaders about some of the inspiring work being done to address priorities in their communities. The benefit of the Forum being virtual, is that we will have access to a broader network of Elders, Knowledge Keepers, community leaders, emerging leaders and youth activists for the Forum – something that we believe is truly exciting.
The majority of the week participants will work in small groups to create projects that address a Reconciliation priority and/or answer a Truth and Reconciliation call to action. The goal of the week will be for participants to come away with a project that they feel pride in shaping and have the confidence to lead in their own community.