Youth Steering Committee
INDIGENOUS YOUTH LEADERSHIP RETREAT
OPEN INVITATION TO YOUTH AGES 14-24
Longford Mills, ON, August 28, 2017– Indigenous youth from across Ontario receive an open invitation to attend the Retreat at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre in Longford Mills, Ontario. The Retreat takes place September 22- 24, 2017. Youth must apply by September 15th. After final selection of participates registration will commence on September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. and a non-refundable $20.00 fee will be required. The Retreat encompasses sport development workshops, Western and Indigenous health and wellness for teens and young adult workshops, a land- based survival workshop, and an Indigenous history, games, and stories workshop.
The Indigenous Youth Leadership Retreat will give youth the opportunity to hone their skills and magnify their leadership potential in sport, culture, and developing skills for the work or higher education.
The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario has received funding to launch the Indigenous Youth Leadership Project in Ontario from 2017-2018. The project has been divided into several components including a series of community based discussions on Indigenous youth leadership, an Ambassador program, an Indigenous Youth Leadership Retreat, an Indigenous Leaders-in-Training Program, a youth steering committee, and a series of invitational stakeholder meetings.
“Before attending the Leadership and Sport Camp I had no intention to go to post-secondary, but after the camp I want to focus on school to get better grades and hold lacrosse camps in my community” – 17 year old, participant, Leadership and Sport Camp
If you would like more information about this topic or application, please contact Lauren King at (519) 761-3680 or email at IndigenousLIT1@gmail.com