Leadership Program for Racialized Youth

Leadership Program for Racialized Youth

Initiative Background

The Leadership Program for Racialized Youth was created for Youth (18-30 years) who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, or Newcomers. This program is also open to anyone who identifies as an ally.

This program will support Youth to…

  • Build strong leadership & interpersonal skills
  • Learn about civic engagement to create meaningful change in their community
  • Promote intercultural understanding & racial equity
  • Connect with professionals from different sectors including public service, social services, & education

Cohort 2: Indigenous Solidarity

This 10-week program will focus on Indigenous solidarity and creating young leaders who value better relationships with Indigenous communities & Nations across Canada.

We hope to build leaders who can showcase a pathway to working in the spirit of UNDRIP(United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) and Truth & Reconciliation.

This program will feature a smudge at the opening of each session, sharing circle-style open discussions, a blanket exercise with a localized script, an Indigenous documentary feature night, and mentorship with local Indigenous leaders & Elders in Treaty 6. At the end of this program, all participants will be provided with a certificate of completion from CFRAC, a copy of the project tool kit, and a beaded item from a local Indigenous artist.

Our first intake will be 20 participants maximum. This program will feature mainly in-person sessions (some sessions may take place on zoom).  Light refreshments and snacks will be provided with each in-person session, with a feast at the final session.

Program dates are to be determined. Participant availability will be considered to determine the dates.

The Leadership Program for Racialized Youth returns on March 2023 for Cohort 2. Registration is now open! The last day to register is March 1, 2023. This program is free!

Please email our Indigenous Education Specialist, Joshua Morin at indigenous@cfrac.com if you are interested in full details on our Youth Leadership program.

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