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, & eduction

Cohort 1: Indigenous Solidarity

This 14-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 25 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.

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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