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National Experience

Canada

Katimavik

Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.

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Service opportunity

Katimavik National Experience is a fully funded, and fully immersive 5.5 month program. The program brings together 11 young, diverse adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living and doing meaningful volunteer work in two different communities. All expenses related to participation in the program are covered, including transportation to and from the communities, group activities, housing, and meals. Katimavik is funded by the Government of Canada through its Canada Service Corps initiative. The National Experience offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement. The National Experience is open to all youth aged 17-25 years old. Participants must be a Canadian citizen or be able to demonstrate that they are legally residing in Canada.

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National Experience

Canada

Katimavik

Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Katimavik National Experience is a fully funded, and fully immersive 5.5 month program. The program brings together 11 young, diverse adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living and doing meaningful volunteer work in two different communities. All expenses related to participation in the program are covered, including transportation to and from the communities, group activities, housing, and meals. Katimavik is funded by the Government of Canada through its Canada Service Corps initiative. The National Experience offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement. The National Experience is open to all youth aged 17-25 years old. Participants must be a Canadian citizen or be able to demonstrate that they are legally residing in Canada.

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is an inclusive, charitable organization that is committed to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

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Service opportunity

The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is an inclusive, charitable organization that is committed to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Quebec, Quebec

The YMCAs of Québec

Mission: to inspire and engage each individual to achieve personal fulfillment, to grow and contribute to their community. The YMCAs of Quebec operate in more than 36 points of service and virtually throughout the province, in addition to operating a Language School, a Residence and a Summer Camp

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Projects are extremely diverse. The YMCA Community Action Network is an opportunity for everyone to let their ideas flow. No matter where you come from, no matter what your background is, no matter what your dreams are, everyone has something to contribute to the collective projects.

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Part time

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National Experience

Canada

Katimavik

Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Katimavik National Experience is a fully funded, and fully immersive 5.5 month program. The program brings together 11 young, diverse adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living and doing meaningful volunteer work in two different communities. All expenses related to participation in the program are covered, including transportation to and from the communities, group activities, housing, and meals. Katimavik is funded by the Government of Canada through its Canada Service Corps initiative. The National Experience offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement. The National Experience is open to all youth aged 17-25 years old. Participants must be a Canadian citizen or be able to demonstrate that they are legally residing in Canada.

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Social Entrepreneurship Projects

Canada

Chantiers Jeunesse

Chantiers jeunesse is a non-profit organization created in 1980 to foster the development of young, active, and socially engaged citizens while encouraging community development. Through our projects, young people increase their potential and gain new skills.

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Service opportunity

Our Social Entrepreneurship Projects program gives volunteers the chance to strengthen their leadership and entrepreneurial skills by developing and implementing their own projects from start to finish. In other words, you can learn the basics of managing a full-scale project while helping your community.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Moncton, New Brunswick

YMCA of Greater Moncton

The YMCA of Greater Moncton's mission is to create opportunities for better health and well-being. Our vision is to be a community where everyone belongs. As a registered charity, the YMCA of Greater Moncton provides vital community services that have a positive impact on some of our community’s most pressing social issues — from social isolation, to unemployment, chronic disease, poverty, inequality and more. We are inclusive, accessible and serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life.

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Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders ages 15 to 30 across Canada to address a community need through service projects. The program, part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them. The YMCA is specifically tailoring this initiative to involve and support youth who are traditionally underrepresented, including youth who are experiencing poverty, racialized, newcomer, Indigenous, have a disability or identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Toronto, Ontario

YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them. We're excited to announce Virtual programming is now available in all 17 YCAN locations/in the GTA!

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Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them - THIS SITE DELIVERS TO GTA

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador

Since 1854, the YMCA has been nurturing potential; promoting healthy living; fostering social responsibility; and building healthy communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our Health, Fitness, and Aquatics programs; Child Care and Day Camps; and Employment, Enterprise, and Newcomer Services are inclusive and YMCA financial assistance makes programs accessible to all.

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Service opportunity

YCAN is designed to help youth ages 15-30 create actionable change in their communities. Through a guided curriculum, participants learn how to identify needs in their communities, create a project to address those needs, then successfully run the projects, learning that they have the ability to enact change.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Prince George, British Columbia

YMCA of Northern BC

The YMCA of Northern BC is a charity working to strengthen the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection and helping, children, families, and seniors thrive. We offer opportunities for personal growth and to create social change through child care, camps, community programs, employment services, and health, fitness, and recreation.

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Service opportunity

Seeking young people 15-29 to work in small groups to develop and execute a community service project meaningful to them and their community. Groups offered several times per year at various days/ times. Options for in-person and virtual participation.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

YMCA Saskatoon

The Saskatoon YMCA serves over 6000 individuals through membership and program participation. Services range from on-site and in-school childcare to summer day camps to health, fitness and recreation programs.

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Service opportunity

YCAN is one of Canada’s national youth service initiatives and aims to give individuals 15 to 30 years of age , at no cost to themselves, a chance to get involved in their local community through service project opportunities. This opportunity is for the YCAN program delivered at the YMCA of Saskatoon.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Edmonton, Alberta

YMCA of Northern Alberta

For 112 years we’ve cared for kids, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life. We are determined to be a genuine, welcoming, hopeful place that is nurturing and fun. This is the community we want. A community where we share a sense of social responsibility; experience better health in spirit, mind and body; and where children and families can thrive.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that engages leaders across Canada to address community needs through service projects. The program, which is part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, supports youth with opportunities to identify and execute a local service project that is meaningful to them.

Commitment

Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Coquitlam, Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Delta, British Columbia

YMCA of Greater Vancouver

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver strengthens the foundation of community by helping children and families thrive; promoting healthy living; and, fostering belonging and connection. In Vancouver, we have been helping people reach their potential since 1886. As the Lower Mainland’s largest social charity, we work with over 290 community partners.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is an innovative national program that will engage local youth to address a community need through service projects. In partnership with 17 other YMCAs across Canada, youth from regional communities will be recruited, trained and mentored to successfully select, lead, deliver and evaluate service initiatives in their own communities. Targeted youth will participate in rotating cohorts with the first cohort beginning February 2018.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Montréal, Quebec

The YMCAs of Québec

Mission: to inspire and engage each individual to achieve personal fulfillment, to grow and contribute to their community. The YMCAs of Quebec operate in more than 36 points of service and virtually throughout the province, in addition to operating a Language School, a Residence and a Summer Camp

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Projects are extremely diverse. The YMCA Community Action Network is an opportunity for everyone to let their ideas flow. No matter where you come from, no matter what your background is, no matter what your dreams are, everyone has something to contribute to the collective projects.

Commitment

Part time

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Saint John, New Brunswick

YMCA of Greater Saint John

We are a family working together to serve more than 17,000 people across the Greater Saint John Region who believe in helping children and families reach their full potential. We are a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community. For 165 years we’ve cared for kids, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life. We are determined to be a genuine, welcoming, hopeful place that is nurturing and fun. This is the community we want. A community where we share a sense of social responsibility; experience better health in spirit, mind and body; and where children and families can thrive.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN) is looking to support you(th) to team up, develop and deliver projects that respond to issues and needs in your local community. This opportunity is for the YCAN program delivered at the YMCA of Greater Saint John.

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Flexible

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YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN)

Muskoka, Ontario

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Whether you are looking to improve your fitness, find high-quality licensed child care, memorable camp experiences for your family or children, or looking for support as a newcomer to Canada, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is here to help. Let us be a part of your story.

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Service opportunity

If you are between the ages of 15-30, are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada, and you are passionate about learning new skills, building community connections, and making a difference in your community, YCAN is the right fit for you!

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Flexible

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Youth Water Leaders Program

Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Riverkeeper

Ottawa Riverkeeper, a charitable organization, is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecological health and future.

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Service opportunity

Open to youth aged 17 – 25, the Youth Water Leaders Program will provide participants with the skills and tools necessary to identify and propose solutions to environmental issues within the Ottawa River watershed, while offering them hands-on opportunities to learn about the river and make a difference in their communities.

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Flexible

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WILD OUTSIDE

Canada

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation is Canada's largest supporter-based conservation charity, providing national stewardship on wildlife and conservation issues. Founded in 1962, CWF works collaboratively will multiple partners using the best science to help connect Canadians to nature.

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Service opportunity

Enjoy outdoor adventure while working collaboratively with fellow participants age 15 to 18 to plan and execute conservation-based projects in your community.

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Flexible

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Canadian Conservation Corps

Canada

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation is Canada's largest supporter-based conservation charity, providing national stewardship on wildlife and conservation issues. Founded in 1962, CWF works collaboratively will multiple partners using the best science to help connect Canadians to nature.

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Service opportunity

The opportunity includes a two-week outdoor adventure travel experience, followed by a full-time field placement with partners in conservation of up to 4 months. All expenses paid. The final stage includes planning and executing a stage 3 project in your home community.

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Flexible

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YOUTH CENTRAL’S VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE

Calgary, Alberta

Youth Central Society

Youth Central provides volunteer and leadership opportunities to youth in the Calgary area. Our mission is to empower youth to find and build their communities.

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Service opportunity

Youth, up to age 18, volunteer as a team helping various community agencies and events in Calgary. Each team of volunteers is led by a Team Leader who provides training and orientation for each volunteer project.

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Flexible

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Youthexperts

Montreal, Quebec

mindyourmind

mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

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Service opportunity

Be a part of meaningful change and make an impact in your community, by co-developing mental heath resources. Make a difference in mental health for young adults in your region. Our Design Lab workshops involves young people working directly with facilitators, content experts, and designers to brainstorm and co-create projects. A design lab takes place over one exciting weekend. Next Design Lab is May 13-15, 2022 in Montreal, Qc. Place: The Refugee Centre Times: Friday, May 13, 5:30pm-8pm Saturday, May 14, 10am-4pm Sunday, May 15, 10am-3pm To participate you must: • Be between 15 to 29 years old • Live in Montreal • Have access to a device that can use Zoom software for online video meetings (https://zoom.us/) • Be available in person for all 3 session dates, some work may be required outside of the meetings as well

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Full time

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Create your own community project - Become a RISE ambassador

Canada

Apathy is Boring

Apathy is Boring is a national non-partisan, youth-led organization that supports youth to become change-makers in their everyday lives and communities.

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Service opportunity

Have you always wanted to create change in your community? Do you want to connect with young people in your city? We got you! RISE is designed for young people with little to no previous experience in volunteering. During 22 weeks, Ambassadors will develop new skills, learn about community engagement, and develop a project on a theme that matters. The theme for COHORT 10 is RESILIENT CITIES. From accessibility to arts, infrastructure, and green spaces to civic engagement, resilient cities are about developing spaces, activities, and initiatives that can lead local communities to thrive.

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Flexible

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We Are All Connected (WAAC)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society is a non-profit, board governed organization that currently operates nine core programs. It is one of one hundred and nineteen Friendship Centre’s across Canada, and opened its doors on September 17th,1973. The society was incorporated on June 2nd, 1975. The mission of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre is to provide structured, social-based programming for Urban Aboriginal People while serving as a focal point for the urban aboriginal community to gather for a variety of community functions and events.

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Service opportunity

Our goal is to engage Mi’kmaq-centric programming that cultivates knowledge, awareness, sensitivity, friendship and ally-ship among all of our participants. WAAC programming delivers weekly workshop sessions that include smudging, hand drumming, powwow drumming, singing, crafting, ceremony, harvesting outings, field trips and history of the Indigenous tribes in Mi’kmaqi. WAAC invites guest speakers for specialized topics including Elder teachings, spoken word and expression, Mi’kmaq language, photography, music, powwow and traditional dancing, and professional development. Exploring and celebrating Indigeneity increases self-confidence in personal identity among our participants, and creates for them a foundation from which to view the world through the lens of a modern Mi’kmaq who are returning to, and building upon, Mi’kmaq culture as they maneuver and engage the world around them. Mi’kma’ki Youth Advisory Council: The goal of our Youth Advisory Council is to create positive change for Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre youth through inclusion, empowerment and culture by increasing communication, increasing training and development opportunities, increasing youth involvement both internally and externally to the Friendship Centre Movement, facilitating the development of youth leaders, providing awareness on issues facing urban Indigenous youth, encouraging and supporting the on-going spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development of urban Indigenous youth, involving youth at all levels of the Friendship Centre Movement both internally and externally, and by preserving and promoting our culture and heritage.

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Youth Ambassador

Belleville, Hastings, Prince Edward , Ontario

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward works with over 60 organizations to improve community life. United Way Hastings & Prince Edward is committed to making every effort to focus on bringing about measurable, positive and permanent change throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, building healthier, more inclusive communities.

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Service opportunity

Youth2Youth HPE is a youth led group with a mission to spark innovative thinking and work in partnership with community leaders to help increase solutions to local problems – identified by youth. These local problems are what we called priority areas and we currently work within 8: mental health, technology as a tool, financial literacy, environmental sustainability, building youth friendly communities, human equity, substance awareness, and sexual health. Youth2Youth HPE works with local youth, non-profit organizations, and the broader community to create new resources and improve experiences for youth in HPE so all youth have a chance to succeed. In order to create change for youth, we need them to lead the initiatives that address the issues they care about. We focus on key youth issues that empower youth and encourage them to take a leading role in grassroots change. Youth2Youth runs under the umbrella of United Way Hastings & Prince Edward and is best known for hosting two successful youth summits in our area engaging over 150 youth at both summits in conversations and solutions to issues important to them. In order to create change for youth, we need you to lead the initiatives that address the issues youth care about. Become a Youth2Youth Ambassador today to build connections with leaders in our local community and work towards future employment goals. What is a Youth2Youth Ambassador? •Youth2Youth Ambassadors are youth ages 15-30 who play a role in the decisions surrounding the Youth2Youth movement. Including but not limited to: • Influence local decisions and policies by advocating and providing youth insight to agencies and community stakeholders as necessary. • Assist in the planning and hosting of local Youth2Youth events, such as fundraising activities and the biennial Youth2Youth Summit, which empowers, mobilizes, showcases youth action, and provides opportunities for youth leadership and networking locally. • Advise Youth2Youth Action Grant funding decisions for local projects. If you join now you will be involved in the planning of our next youth summit! Join a group of passionate youth to completely plan an event for youth, by youth!

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Flexible

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YEP Leaders In Training

Canada

Youth Empowering Parents

Our organization is a United Nations award-winning charity and our mission is to turn young people from 'educated' to 'educator'. We take the talents of young people and turn them into one-on-one tutors for other adults and seniors in their communities. For example, imagine a 15 year old teaching a 50 year old how to use Zoom to communicate with their family in another country, or a 16 year old teaching an adult who is new to Canada some basic English skills.

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Service opportunity

This is a unique opportunity for students who want to gain leadership skills, enhance their communication abilities, learn to be more persuasive, receive valuable experience and training in teaching, and get volunteer hours. Program Start Date: Flexible; Ongoing Registration Here’s what you will do: 1. You will meet with our team on Zoom and get trained on how to teach. 2. You will teach at least 2 people (e.g. an adult, a senior in your neighbourhood) a skill you have, once or twice a week. It could be technology skills, English skills or something else. 3. You will continue to meet with our team on Zoom 2-3 times a week. You’ll talk about your successes and challenges, and learn new skills. Here’s what you will learn: • How to give clear & step-by-step instructions; • Techniques for patience when dealing with challenging situations; • Picking the right words to communicate things clearly and concisely; • Changing your instruction style for people who learn in different ways; • Creating your own lesson plans; • Learning different ways you can evaluate if someone is learning what you’re teaching them; and • Customized feedback, depending on your specific needs Here’s how you will benefit: • Get lots of volunteer hours (over 120+ hours); • Get a reference letter for a job, scholarship, or a post-secondary application (or a teacher’s college application if you’re interested in ever becoming a teacher); • Get a certificate and a LinkedIn recommendation upon successful completion of the program; • Get real-life experience teaching someone (1-on-1 or in small groups); and • Improve communication, problem-solving, creativity and integrative-thinking skills.

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Healthy Habitat Youth Heroes

Canada

Invasive Species Council of BC

To take action to build healthy landscapes, including habitats and communities, through education and responsible practices to prevent the spread of invasive species.

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Service opportunity

Join like-minded young adults to plan and carry out real-world activities. Support our goal to support healthy habitats and communities, keeping them free of invasive species. Get your hands dirty with fieldwork, engage in skill-building workshops, and gain community service experience.

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Flexible

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Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program

Canada

On Site Placement

On Site Placement provides employment opportunities for individuals, by matching their skills and abilities with the staffing needs of Corporate, Not for Profit organizations and Government employment partners and offering relevant training programs to build confidence and self-esteem for long term success and economic benefits to the community.

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Service opportunity

If you identify within the communities of women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, LGBTQ2+, or persons with disabilities; the Diversity Awareness and Skills Building Youth Program is designed to set the stage for youth (aged 15 – 30) to pursue a self-directed volunteer diversity initiative! You will engage in mentorship opportunities to strengthen your knowledge of diverse cultures and collective identities, acquire the knowledge on what it takes to be a strong ally of community support for other marginalized groups, discuss productive ways to manage micro-aggressions and be your own advocate, earn a certificate and possibly work with your school to earn up to 120 volunteer hours and education credits.

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Flexible

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Faut que ça grouille!

Canada

RDÉE Île-du-Prince-Édouard

The mission of the Prince Edward Island Francophone Provincial Economic Development Council (RDÉE) is to actively contribute to community and entrepreneurial economic development and job creation within the Acadian and Francophone community of Prince Edward Island, while contributing to the province's economic development. The RDÉE offers support services in entrepreneurial development and community economic development and leads a number of projects and initiatives in economic development and employability.

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Service opportunity

Are you between 15 and 30 years old? Would you be tempted to… • Participate free of charge in a series of five leadership sessions with other young Francophones in different regions of the Island (meals and accommodation provided, travel reimbursed)? • Live great experiences of learning, sharing and entertainment? • Collaborate on community development initiatives in your area? • Volunteer in your community? RDÉE Prince Edward Island is looking for participants for the fourth edition of its Citizen Engagement Program "Faut que ça grouille!". This community leadership and volunteering program will offer, over the next year, a series of leadership sessions with trainers, speakers, games, hands-on experiences and recreational activities to help the younger generation integrate more into their community. We are looking for high school and post-secondary students, but also young adults who are already in the job market. Do not hesitate to apply.

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Flexible

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Volunteers for Change (V4C)

Brampton, Ontario

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre is a group of diverse professionals dedicated to enhancing newcomer community engagement. Our agency was established in 1987 as a nonprofit organization to serve and work with newcomers to facilitate their settlement and integration into Canada. We offer a wide range of services and learning opportunities to connect newcomers to a better future in the ever changing Canadian society.

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Service opportunity

BMC’s Youth Leadership Project, Volunteers for Change (V4C), funded by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada, through the Canada Service Corps Program aims to enhance immigrant and visible minority youths’ participation and engagement in social action and meaningful service opportunities both locally and regionally. This program will engage youth between the ages of 15-24 to build their leadership and communication skills; increase their engagement and level of participation in their school, community and civic processes and build their self-confidence/self-esteem while expanding their social network. The project will also help youth develop their sense of identity, learn diversity awareness and team-building skills as well as strive to meet their personal and social challenges.

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Flexible

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Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps Project

Surrey, British Columbia

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services. Our services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women and youth.

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Service opportunity

PICS Society’s unique and exciting SIYSCorps program brings together a diverse group of motivated youth aged 15 to 30 wanting to gain volunteer experience in their areas of interest. We provide valuable leadership training, community engagement skills and volunteer placements, so that youth can build community connections and prepare to enter into the work force. Training provided will include job search skills, resume building, financial literacy and essential life skills that will help youth gain valuable experience in community engagement and enhancing employment opportunities.

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Flexible

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Provincial Youth Ambassadors Project (PYAP)

Canada

LGBT Youth Line

LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by: Providing anonymous peer support and referrals; Training youth to provide support to other youth; and Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.

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Service opportunity

The Provincial Youth Ambassador Program [PYAP] is back, and we’re looking to recruit some awesome volunteer youth leaders for the 2022-23 cohort! Are you a 2SLGBTQ+ youth (ages 16-29) in Ontario? Are you interested in building leadership skills? Do you want to build community with other 2SLGBTQ+ youth throughout Ontario? You should apply to be a Youth Ambassador!

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Flexible

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Youth Leadership Millennium

Vancouver, British Columbia

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Since 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has dedicated itself to helping Canadians and newcomers achieve their full potential. Today, we offer a wide range of programs and services in more than 50 languages. In 2019, we served over 72,000 clients from 150 countries through our 40 service locations across Canada and in Asia. We offer programs and services in the areas of newcomer settlement, English-language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, affordable housing, and seniors care. Through our advocacy efforts, in conjunction with partnerships with other community stakeholders, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is recognized as a leader in positive social change.

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Service opportunity

The Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) is an 8-month program dedicated to helping young people aged 15-30 in areas of personal and leadership development. Each year, we organize a series of activities, workshops, and events that are not only fun, but also encourage personal growth, increase participants’ social awareness and physical strength, and facilitate creative and positive change in our community!

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Youth Leadership Initiative

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Open Door Society

Saskatoon Open Door Society was established as a centre to welcome and assist refugees and immigrants moving to Saskatoon. Our mission is to help newcomers connect, integrate and build strong reciprocal relationships with the local community, including our Indigenous communities to become participating members of a diverse and inclusive community where newcomers enjoy full participation in its economic, social, intellectual and cultural life.

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Service opportunity

The Youth Leadership Initiative is a leadership and mentorship program designed to follow up on the objectives identified at the 2021 Youth Summit. The program’s main goal is to address the areas of concern identified by youth at the summit- environment, mutual aid and mental health. The program, which is a part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, therefore consist of trainings relating to leadership, mentorship, allyship, sustainable environment and creating safer spaces, team building activities and volunteer opportunities/site visits throughout the year. Youth will be able to build their resumes and gain volunteer experience, employment skills, and leadership abilities while having fun and meeting other young people! Participants will have the opportunity to report on their experiences and findings at the next Youth Conference in 2022.

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Outdoor Activity Club

Calgary, Alberta

Outdoor Council of Canada

The Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is the umbrella organization for the Canadian outdoor sector. The OCC addresses structural barriers hindering the ability of outdoor programs to reach their full impact.

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Service opportunity

The OCC Outdoor Activity Club is a community service based outdoor leadership development opportunity for youth between the ages of 16 and 30 located in Calgary, Alberta. Participants will gain 120 hours of volunteer experience in their community, learn how to lead themselves and others outdoors, develop project management skills, and receive certifications in outdoor leadership and first aid, and a certificate of completion for the entire program. For their graduation project, they and their team will design and deliver their own outdoor experience for another group. When: June 8th - August 12th, 2022 This is a blended program starting part-time on June 8th, and then moving to full-time on June 27th.

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Flexible

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SaskQTY

Canada

UR PRIDE

Our Mission is to set the foundation for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant community for sexually and gender diverse people in the City and University of Regina.

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Service opportunity

The SaskQTY Network is a Canada Service Corps funded project aimed at fostering the engagement of underrepresented youth groups in civic life. This project is meant to establish a network of Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Pansexual (2SLGBTQAIP+) and allied youth across the province. Youth from ages 14 to 30 will be paired with a mentor for support and assistance throughout the project. They will also join workshops to gain skills in project planning and management, grant applications and reports, basic administration, networking, and to gain knowledge in queer professionalism and non-profit work.

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Flexible

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Youth Connecting Youth

Canada

Native Council of Prince Edward Island

The Native Council of Prince Edward Island is a community of Indigenous people living off-reserve in traditional Mi’kmaq territory. NCPEI is the self-governing authority for all off-reserve Indigenous living on Epekwitk (PEI).

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The Youth Connecting Youth program brings youth aged 12-29 of all ethnicities and backgrounds together to learn and engage in Indigenous culture. The program is designed to teach youth about the importance of environmental, reconciliation, and decolonization practices. This program is entirely youth-driven; participants determine which programs and activities are delivered. The program coordinator acts as a facilitator and is there to help make these activities possible. Youth members are provided with the opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering with service providers who partner with the Youth Connecting Youth program. The program coordinator and participants work together to identify and connect with service providers in each zone. Participants meet monthly in each of the three Zones, in person or online through Zoom or Google Hangouts. The program is focused on creating cultural awareness between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, allowing for connection with other youth in the community. A key component of this program is the creation of a video to engage participants in a discussion on their understanding of decolonization, reconciliation, and environmental issues.

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Flexible

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National Learning Community

Canada

4Rs

The 4Rs Youth Movement is a youth-driven initiative that was launched to change the country by changing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people. Through the networks and support of 14 founding national organizations, 4Rs is about engaging young people in critical cross-cultural dialogue that furthers reconciliation.

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Service opportunity

From June 2022 to May 2023, 4Rs will be bringing together a cohort of young people who will form a National Learning Community - the NLC. 4Rs is looking for groups of 2-4 young people to apply together as teams, to develop a reconciliation-based project/gathering in their own communities, and to build capacity as community organizers using the 4Rs Framework and the knowledge of a network of teachers and educators from across movements.

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Flexible

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