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Canada Service Corps service placements

Canada Service Corps Service placements are volunteer opportunities offered to youth aged 15 to 30 through CSC-funded national and regional organizations across Canada.

Service placements focus on the following themes:

  • Reconciliation
  • Building an inclusive Canada
  • Preserving the environment
  • Promoting civic and democratic engagement
  • Strengthening youth resilience, and
  • Other youth-identified themes

Service placements can be flexible (a minimum of 120 hours within a 12-month period) or full-time (30 hours per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive months).

Interested in gaining valuable skills and experiences while contributing to your community? Find a service placement now!

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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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Youth Volunteer Ambassador

Surrey, British Columbia

Progressive inter-cultural 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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps (SIYSCorps) program is looking for passionate youth all across B.C. between the ages of 15-30 years who are excited to give back to their communities, gain experience and build a better Canada. Our program brings together a diverse group of motivated youth to become active community ambassadors. Youth can design and participate in their own funded community project! SIYSCorps provides youth with 6 weeks of essential skills training such as resume writing, financial literacy, stress management and how to look for jobs. Youth are then offered with 11 weeks at a volunteer placement of their choice or have the opportunity to create their own fully funded community project.

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Flexible

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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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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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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!

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 - THIS SITE DELIVERS TO GTA

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Flexible

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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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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 Centre

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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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Flexible

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Sentiers Québec-Charlevoix (SQC) in partnership with the Coopérative de solidarité l’Affluent

Petite-Rivière-St-François, Quebec

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Help maintain the pedestrian trail network of the Charlevoix regional county municipality and develop your skills as part of a project with social and environmental implications! The springtime is a crucial and intense period for any organization that offers outdoor activities. This season, Sentiers Québec-Charlevoix and its partners need your help. Come restore these pedestrian trails to their full glory so visitors can have an incredible experience! Tasks: Landscaping | Trail maintenance | Campsite cleanup | Painting building exteriors

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Full time

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Le Festif!

Baie-St-Paul, Quebec

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Come lend a hand at the Festival Le Festif! Get involved in setting up for the Festif! Organizing a major festival like the Festif! involves the efforts of several hundred people. In total, over 500 people will work or volunteer for the organization during the festival. Come join them! You’ll have a chance to get involved in several different aspects of the festival and to see what really happens behind the scenes in music festivals. Tasks: Help the set designer with set elements, from setup to breakdown | Help setup and breakdown the entire festival site | Shifts at the bar, welcome area and ticket booth

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Full time

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The Howl Experience – Yukon

Kluane Lake Research Station, Yukon

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Help to build the education programs and build trusting relationships! You will gain experience in helping to build the education programs at The Kluane Lake Research Station. You will be immersed in unique Canadian communities where you will learn the complexities of the local ecosystem, socio-cultural, and economic challenges. You will also have the chance to build trusting relationships with other groups in the area so that future youth visitors can benefit. Tasks: Trail maintenance | Build safe and accessible interpretive pathways at The Station and to the lake | Light renovations in the classroom and dining areas | Cultural connections in the Whitehorse and Kluane areas

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Full time

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Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre

Hornby Island, British Columbia

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Contribute to maintaining a healthy ecosystem and a clean environment for the local population! The Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre’s team is in need of a helping hand to renovate and restore a sewage wetland treatment area. This project will allow them to maintain a cleaner environment for staff, guests and the public visiting the provincial park. Tasks: Assisting Program Facilitators with daily operations | Cut back invasive species (wild blackberries) | Relocating native plants | Repair and paint buildings | Build a fence | Fix roads onsite

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Full time

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Youth DO Crew Volunteer

Coalhurst, Coaldale, Taber, and Picture Butte, Alberta

Barons Eureka Warner, Family & Community Support Services (BEW FCSS)

Through evidence-based programs and services, BEW FCSS: - Supports families through education, programs and resources. - Enhances relationships through counselling services provided to individuals, families and communities. - Inspires youth through resources, coping strategies and safe spaces to develop skills for success in life. - Supports seniors and their families through education, support and advocacy. - Promotes volunteerism through the celebration and placement of volunteers within our communities.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The Youth DO Crew is a youth-led volunteering program that supports rural youth access skill building, leadership, and volunteering opportunities.

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Flexible

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EmpowHER

Brampton, Mississauga , Caledon, Toronto, GTA, Ontario

Achēv

Making a Difference in the Communities We Serve For over 30 years, Achēv has dedicated itself to helping newcomers and Canadians achieve their full potential. Today, we are one of the largest providers of employment, newcomer, language and youth services in the Greater Toronto Area. We put each client at the centre of our work. Our wide range of high-quality and personalized programs and services provide people from diverse backgrounds with the resources and guidance needed to achieve their goals.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The EmpowHER Program believes that the Future is Female. With only a very small percentages of women in high-level leadership roles, we needed a program to give young women the ability to develop their skills to become future leaders while serving their community through various Volunteer Civic Engagement and Civic Action opportunities. When you enter the program, you will immediately feel a sense of community. Past participants have stayed on to become peer mentors and new participants are encouraged to "think outside of their comfort zone" and challenge themselves in developing activities or events for our community that can create awareness, action or share important information. In 2021, our participants came together to put some of the most important projects & events for not only their peers but for the entire community. They created the Federal Townhall during the Federal Election (Civic Responsibilities) , supported another youth in the community to create awareness about Covid 19 vaccinations and restrictions (Civic Action), Created a Career Exploration Fair (Civic Engagement) to help their peers research jobs through hearing the stories of people working in the field today. Planned and executed an Academic Fair to make sure that youth in Grade 10 and 11 will get the necessary support to eliminate their mental health anxiety due to the pandemic by allowing them a space where they can ask questions about their future goals. They also planned and executed an Environmental event inspired by a talk by 2 other CSC funded service partners. They ended the 2021 program by doing an event to remind women to honour the sacrifice of their own mothers and those women who paved their way. These young women has proven over and over that our world is not complete without the contribution of women. That women must be part of the change and must learn the necessary skills to be in charge of that change. EmpowHer has 4 pillars of empowerment training : Pillar 1 - Digital Literacy Training Pillar 2 - Financial and Social Skills Training Pillar 3 - Governance, Canadian Government & Civic Action/Engagement and volunteering Pillar 4 - Employability Skills and Sustainable Career Habits And... We work on Community projects based on issues that our participants brings to us or we support our participants in volunteering in places that supports the issues that they want to work on We are located in The Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga) We will allow participants from other cities as long as they can attend our virtual and in-person workshops, meetings and other events (75/25). We recruit our participants all year, but we do have limited spaces, so send in your application as soon as possible. We ask you to commit 5-6 hours a week over 24 weeks. We are looking forward to making our community better, stronger and cleaner with your help. Eligibility -Identify as a Female -Age between 15-29 -Living in the Region of Peel or the GTA -Canadian Citizen, PR or Convention Refugee ( We do not accept International Students or Work Permits)

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Flexible

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Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program

New Brunswick, Ottawa Valley, Manitoba, Southern Alberta

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

CPAWS is Canada’s only charity dedicated to the protection of public land, freshwater and ocean with a strong national and regional presence across the country. We are Canada’s leader in conservation with more than 50 years of success based on our expertise, public education and advocacy, relationships and local knowledge. We are a credible, trusted, knowledge-based, nationally coordinated, collaborative organization, focused on conserving nature to respond to the dual crises of accelerated biodiversity loss and climate change. Our mission CPAWS advocates for the effective, long-term protection of ecologically- and culturally-significant land, freshwater and ocean areas in Canada. Working in a way that respects the sovereignty and leadership of Indigenous nations, we achieve our mission through knowledge-based advocacy, and public education and engagement, underpinned by collaboration and partnership. Our vision At least half of land, freshwater and ocean in Canada is permanently protected to sustain nature and people for current and future generations.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

The Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program (CWSP) is an educational experience designed to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards in Canada by connecting youth to nature and their local communities. The three core components of the program are: 1. A CPAWS-led expedition of a regional watershed in need of protection; 2. Participant-led, volunteer community service projects focused on conservation or education; and 3. A summit where participants share knowledge and develop skills in civic engagement, conservation, leadership, and advocacy.

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Flexible

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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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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 (YEP)

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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FaunENord

Chibougamau, Quebec

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Contribute to agricultural development in the Nord-du-Québec region in the heart of Quebec’s boreal forest! Are you looking for a change of scenery and adventure? Come discover the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region by joining the FaunENord team for an unforgettable experience! FaunENord needs your help to harvesting and transforming non-timber forest products (NTFPs), all while contributing to the agricultural development of this northern region. Tasks: Harvest | Transformation of NTFPs | Maintenance and beautification of an intergenerational community eco-garden and food forests a non-profit organization and environmental social economy enterprise.

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Co-Creating a Sustainable BC

Prince George, Kamloops, and Fraser Valley, British Columbia

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC)

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a non-profit society that advances sustainability throughout British Columbia. The FBC Youth Program engages youth aged 16-30 to participate and contribute to social, environmental, and economic well-being in BC communities.

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Service opportunity

Want to change the world? Start in your community! Join the 2022-23 Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program where you'll get to bond with other youth passionate about the environment, connect with nature through outdoor adventures (all expenses paid), network with climate and sustainability leaders across the province, and implement an exciting grassroots project that will make a direct, positive impact in your community. Have fun while realizing your vision of a healthy and sustainable future!

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Flexible

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Healthy Habitat Youth Heroes

Canada

Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

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

Réseau de Développement Économie et d'employabilité Île-du-Prince-Édouard (RDÉE Î.-P.-É.)

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 inter-cultural 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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Flexible

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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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Flexible

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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 (NCPEI)

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).

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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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Sainte-Thérèse, QC

Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Come contribute to a historic Chantiers jeunesse project and help the Jardin des Sources in Sainte-Thérèse continue to thrive! Over 20 years ago, a group of Chantiers jeunesse volunteers embarked on an adventure to Sainte-Thérèse to create and maintain the Jardin des Sources. You can join that adventure by helping this important location in Chantiers jeunesse history stay safe and welcoming. This project will give you the opportunity to build new landscape features and help maintain the garden. Born from a strong relationship with the community, the project is also an opportunity for you to meet seniors ready to help you lead workshops, as well as local youth, allowing you to develop relationships of sharing. You will also be in contact with environmental professionals, including horticulturalists and arborists. What better occasion to develop a wide range of skills? Tasks: Improving some site infrastructure | Garden maintenance | Intergenerational workshops | Develop of a creative project to highlight the natural and ecological aspects of the site | Etc.

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Fédération des Aînés Franco-Albertains (FAFA)

Edmonton, Alberta

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Intergenerational Summer Neighbourhood Help implement activities programming and field trips that will lead you to lovely intergenerational encounters! This chantier is a wonderful opportunity to come together for diverse activities! It’s a project that attracts a lot of joy and good humour. We can’t think of a better time to come together than after the pandemic that left so many people isolated! Tasks: Multigenerational social and cultural activities, as well as sports | Experience-based activities like technology workshops and networking |

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Sainte-Thérèse, QC

Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

Service opportunity

Come contribute to a historic Chantiers jeunesse project and help the Jardin des Sources in Sainte-Thérèse continue to thrive! Over 20 years ago, a group of Chantiers jeunesse volunteers embarked on an adventure to Sainte-Thérèse to create and maintain the Jardin des Sources. You can join that adventure by helping this important location in Chantiers jeunesse history stay safe and welcoming. This project will give you the opportunity to build new landscape features and help maintain the garden. Born from a strong relationship with the community, the project is also an opportunity for you to meet seniors ready to help you lead workshops, as well as local youth, allowing you to develop relationships of sharing. You will also be in contact with environmental professionals, including horticulturalists and arborists. What better occasion to develop a wide range of skills? Tasks: Improving some site infrastructure | Garden maintenance | Intergenerational workshops | Develop of a creative project to highlight the natural and ecological aspects of the site | Etc.

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Full time

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Semer le présent

Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec

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

Become a farm apprentice over the course of a volunteer project and develop your permaculture skills! Interested in food autonomy? Hoping to get the next level with your gardening and plant care skills? Semer le Present is there for you! Throughout this adventure, you’ll help with all the daily tasks at the organization, from garden care and maintenance to harvest sales and deliveries. You’ll also help build a mushroom cultivation site and participate in Semer le Présent’s overall growth and development. Tasks: Seeding | Weeding | Garden and tool maintenance | Irrigation and watering | Vegetable sales | Various building and repair projects

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Full time

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Camp le Manoir – Les Éboulements, QC

Les Éboulements, Quebec

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

Help improve Camp Le Manoir’s facilities! Play an active part in the children’s camp life by offering them an unforgettable experience! This project gives volunteers a chance to work with their hands by showing them how to do general maintenance work on the grounds and buildings of Camp Le Manoir. Since it is a summer camp as well as a day camp, it tends to be quite busy during summertime. So, it is more than essential to do some maintenance work to ensure the safety of visitors at the end of the season. Also, constant innovations allow the organization to provide better service every time. Tasks: Do maintenance work on trails | Paint certain buildings or camp furniture | Do minor maintenance work | Prepare the site for new hebertism modules | Do general groundskeeping (mowing the lawn, cutting branches, etc.) | Design new hebertism modules | Develop new sites on the camp The tasks may change depending on the needs that arise during the summer, but the nature of the tasks will remain similar!

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Kinnear’s Mills

Kinnears Mills, Quebec

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

Participate in maintaining local historical landmarks of Kinnear’s Mills and contribute to the promotion of Quebec’s heritage! Come pitch in to help the municipality bring a youthful glow back to the buildings of the Kinnear’s Mills heritage site, the pride of its community. You’ll be able to develop your renovation skills, especially woodworking. The village of Kinnear’s Mills is excited to share its bilingual culture and charming community of only 360 residents: a small town with a great deal of history. Tasks: Painting buildings | Change the wooden clabords | Redo the sash | Re-facing the windows | Repaint windows | Repairing the door and the frame

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Ocean Bridge Direct Action

Canada

Ocean Wise Conservation Association

Ocean Wise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower communities and individuals to take action to protect and restore our world’s oceans.

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Service opportunity

Ocean Bridge Direct Action is an exciting program for immersive learning and professional mentorship with oceanic and aquatic conservation efforts across Canada. This national service-learning program connects Canadian youth and young professionals with experts in marine and aquatic conservation organizations, empowering them through experiences in conservation initiatives, adventurous opportunities for fieldwork, professional research projects, and educational and outreach programs. The Direct Action program places young people (ages 18-30) with government, not-for-profit, and grassroots organizations to participate in field-based and virtual conservation and communications projects. Each host organization welcomes one or more participants and provides them the opportunity to work closely with established scientists, researchers, communicators, and educators on aquatic and marine ecology and conservation projects. These 3-month full-time placements immerse youth in virtual, urban, or remote marine, coastal and watershed environments across Canada. Youth receive coaching sessions and training by Direct Action staff to build their capacity as ocean and freshwater leaders and to support them throughout their service-learning placements. Direct Action will fund costs associated with travel, living expenses, training, and materials for each participant for the duration of the 3 months.

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National Learning Community

Canada

4Rs-Community Foundations of Canada

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.

Applications are being accepted from to .

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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Les Scouts s’impliquent dans la communauté

Canada

Association des scouts du Canada

WE ARE MORE THAN 40 MILLION! The Association des Scouts du Canada is part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) which unites millions of Scouts through 169 National Scout Organizations. The Association des Scouts du Canada alone brings together nearly 17,000 scouts in Canada who have chosen to adhere to the values of scouting in order to create a better world.

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Service opportunity

Become a mentor for young people of all ages in your neighborhood! Do you love outdoor adventures and want to make a difference in the lives of young people? Contribute to their education with a resourceful team for an action-packed year. Note that it is not necessary to have been in the scouts to become an animator. Within the Les Scouts s'impliquent dans la communauté program, you can even have your DAFA training funded by contributing to a community project with your Scout unit! WHAT DOES THIS IMPLY? The main role of the group leader is to supervise the youth's efforts. The leader takes the youth seriously and uses their experience to help them choose their adventure, organize it and carry it out to the end. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES - Guiding and advising youth - Mentor a group of youth - Organize, prepare and lead periods of activities, outings, etc., as well as a service project in the community with the unit (with financial support from Canada Service Corps) - Participate in the development and maintenance of a climate conducive to learning, cooperation and respect BENEFITS - Connect with other young volunteers in your animation team and forge unforgettable bonds - Living outdoors - Receive your funded DAFA training - Develop your CV with experiences of responsibilities To lead at the Association des Scouts du Canada is to help new generations build a better world. To register for the component funded by Canada Service Corps, visit our page and contact agent.mobilisation@scoutsducanada.ca

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Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators

Canada

FIXT POINT Arts and Media

FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. Our mandate is to inspire audiences and artists to imagine change, and our mission is to promote local culture and preserve local heritage through the telling of tales across multiple platforms. We endeavour to be leaders in public engagement, embedding training and outreach into our process of creation and dissemination. FIXT POINT was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011.

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Service opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders aged 18-30 years): Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews. Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future. Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You'll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time. Participants will: -Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community; -Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing skills; -Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection; -Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation; -Grow empathy from coast to coast through community-building dialogue. Program details: Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total. The training program is virtual, and open to applicants across Canada. See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply) About FIXT POINT’s previous work: To date, we've interviewed over 3,000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels); edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap; produced two seasons of a TV/web series for TVO; and, most recently, we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). -The Tale of a Town Story Map (http://www.thetaleofatown.com) -TVO Series (https://tvo.org/programs/main-street-ontario) -Empathy Squad Podcasts (http://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad) Information Sessions: Register for an information session on Zoom to familiarize yourself with the Empathy Squad, its session format, and its facilitators. Wednesday, July 13th 2022: 6PM - 7PM ET. Register here. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc-6sqjsjE9I4ll-TxBbMzpjEYsdHGLgC Tuesday, July 19th 2022: 8PM - 9PM ET. Register here. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-2tqzsuH9RsmEaqOco9k_8QzIJeb4y2 Apply (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply) Please fill out the Empathy Squad Application Form found on our website https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply Application deadline: August 1, 2022 Cohort 11: September to December 2022 Cohort 12: January to March 2023 Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

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Youth 2020 Can

Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Powell River, Courtney, Gulf Islands, British Columbia

Volunteer Victoria

Volunteer Victoria is a volunteer centre, offering support to volunteers of all ages in Greater Victoria BC.

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Service opportunity

Youth are innovative, determined, and visionary. With support from their peers and community specialists, and armed with new knowledge and service learning, youth will manage and lead 60 community service and volunteer action projects in communities across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast. Youth in the CRD with no strategy for volunteerism or knowledge of community service give 10% fewer hours each year than their peers with knowledge. When they leave high school, youth with barriers to engagement and obstacles to inclusion not only give fewer hours they are less likely to use volunteerism as a tool to build employment skills, connections to community, and to engage in positive risk-taking. (VV Youth Legacy Report 2016.) Youth who live in rural communities on Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast face additional challenges and have access to fewer opportunities than those who live in urban areas. 20/20 Youth Can ensures that youth participants identify local, regional, or Island wide needs, work with other diverse youth and specialists in their communities and across the Island and Sunshine Coast, and lead and manage projects that have meaning to youth and impact on community. Youth will commit to 120 hours of engagement and learning but will have the flexibility to determine how and when they contribute. They will also have to report back to community to let community know why they have chosen to host their projects/activities and their impact. Each project or event will be planned and managed by youth with the support of local Youth Engagement Officers, who are also available to support individual youth to build their strategic volunteering plans. The projects or activities will be hosted in partnership with neighbourhoods, community groups, or organizations, and may include participation from children, youth, and adults not directly involved in the project.

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Ocean Bridge Classic Ambassador

Canada

Ocean Wise Conservation Association

Ocean Wise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower communities and individuals to take action to protect and restore our world’s oceans.

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Service opportunity

The Ocean Bridge Classic program is a 6-month flexible part-time program designed for Canadians and permanent residents aged 18 – 30 from coast to coast to coast. Each year, the program connects youth and young professionals from rural land locked towns, northern communities, urban coastal cities and anywhere in between to form a national cohort of ocean ambassadors. This project-based experiential program aims to empower young people to become Ocean Wise citizens and adopt a culture of service. Through 1:1 coaching, immersive learning journeys, online workshops and discussions, ambassadors become equipped with relevant skills and are provided with funding opportunities to design and deliver ocean and freshwater action projects that are implemented on a local or national scale.

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Youth Council Member

Bruce County, Ontario

Trinity Theatre

At Trinity, it is our mission to design and deliver progressive self-development programs which enable connection between individuals and communities.

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Service opportunity

You and your fellow Youth Council members will work towards the betterment of communities through defining the role of youth in the community. Collectively you will create and participate in opportunities that will facilitate experiential learning, bring DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) to the forefront of your community, and participate in personal and professional development opportunities. Members of the Youth Council will connect with each other and the community. This will allow for collective growth and transformation as people exchange ideas that give rise to new systems with greater impact and influence.

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One-to-One Peer Mentoring Program

Toronto, Ontario

Youth Assisting Youth (YAY)

Youth Assisting Youth grows the leaders of tomorrow through peer mentorship of at-risk and newcomer youth. For over 44 years, it has paired volunteer young adult mentors aged 16-29, with youth ages 6-15 to engage in activities to develop mind, body, character, and leadership skills. Our non-profit connects volunteers to meaningful mentorship experiences that profoundly impact the most vulnerable youth and their families in communities across Toronto and York Region areas.

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VOLUNTEER WITH YOUTH- LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE BE A MENTOR! MAKE A DIFFERENCE Empowering Children & Youth To Make Good Decisions ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) is a non-for-profit organization that gives youth an opportunity to volunteer in their community. It pairs up young adult mentors aged 16-29, with youth ages 6-15 to engage in activities to develop mind, body, character, and leadership skills. Our non-profit connects volunteers to meaningful mentorship experiences that profoundly impact the most vulnerable youth and their families in communities across Toronto. Are you between 16-29? Do you have 3 hours a week to spare for one whole year? Do you believe in making a difference? If YES, then this opportunity is for you. We will be hosting virtual and in person training sessions to give you more information if you interesting in being a mentor with YAY. BENEFITS: -Gain Valuable experience , build a better Resume and have more references -Get trained, Get a certificate, Get Scholarship Opportunities -Make a concrete difference, Figure out what you want to do in the future -Attend free events and get tickets to: Raptors , Blue Jays, Argos and Maple Leaf games, Wonderland, Bowling and much more. LOCATION: The Areas the youth are located are as follows: ETOBICOKE, NORTH YORK, SCARBOROUGH, and DOWNTOWN TORONTO.

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Youth in Action - Credit Connections Program

Mississauga and Hagersville, Ontario

Ecosource

Ecosource is an innovative Ontario-based organization that inspires the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. Our work began in Mississauga in 1979 and has expanded throughout the Region of Peel and beyond to promote waste reduction, urban agriculture, sustainability education, nature connection, and youth leadership. We are committed to engaging all members of our community in environmental education and actively work to provide inclusive programs that reflect the diversity of our community. As leaders in grassroots environmental education in Peel, our staff work in schools and communities, delivering interactive learning experiences that emphasize our interdependence on one another and the environment. In 2021 alone, Ecosource engaged over 26,000 residents in environmental education reaching new audiences and neighbourhoods across the Region of Peel.

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Youth in Action – Credit Connections is a collaboration between Ecosource and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The program brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (15-30 years old) to design and lead service-oriented environmental action projects, while offering an opportunity to develop leadership skills and centre Indigenous history, cultural practices, and teachings. Over the course of the program, participants will take part in 3 key program components and gain 120 service hours: 1. Participation in a Workshop Series Our workshop series is led primarily by Indigenous facilitators such as knowledge keepers, elders, artists and educators. Workshops are designed to provide participants with a basis of understanding in the intersections between environmentalism and Indigenous ways of knowing as well as Indigenous culture and history. Workshops will be held online through Zoom and in person at select sites in Mississauga and Hagersville (transportation subsidies available). Online workshops may include the distribution or pick-up of supplies to maintain the hands-on nature of the program. In-person stewardship sessions and field trips will be implemented with COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place. Transportation for field trips will be provided or subsidized. 2. Development of an Action Project All participants will design and implement an environmental action project in their communities. Action projects are supported by Ecosource through project mentoring and access to funding for materials. 3. Independent Learning Opportunities for self-paced learning and reflection exercises can count towards service hours. Books and other media relevant to environmental stewardship and Indigenous teachings will be provided to participants throughout the program year. Program Purpose - Promote civic engagement among Canadian youth through committed environmental and sustainability services opportunities - Enhance participants’ readiness for leadership roles and community participation - Help youth develop valuable skills that will benefit them in life and work - Foster greater cultural understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth - Increase participants’ understanding of environmental stewardship and Indigenous history, cultural practices, and teachings

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National Experience January 2023 cohort

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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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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Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE)

Windsor, Sipekne'katik, Sackville, Nova Scotia

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

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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Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE) Project is a response to the growing needs of underserved youth; including: marginalized, at risk and diverse youth, and youth living in rural and suburban communities (Windsor / West Hants, Sipekne'katik, Sackville and surrounding areas). This project operates under the umbrella of Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center, fostering Truth and Reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth, acknowledging youth skills and employability development are a result of building healthier diverse youth communities, leadership development, early intervention & meaningful youth engagement. POSSE is a non-judgmental leadership development, human rights and harm reduction peer outreach project for youth, by youth, between the ages of 15-30 yrs. Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE) was the creation of several youth interested in learning youth driven, leadership development, human rights and harm reduction peer outreach and support skills. POSSE offers FREE service; providing weekly training, street level outreach, information, education & support, to encourage safer decision making reducing risks associated with: substance use, sex, sexualized violence, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, criminal exploitation, homelessness, violence, mental health & discrimination. Training is provided by professionals in social services, local agencies, justice, health services, as well as people with lived experience. Trained youth then provide street level outreach and support to their peers. Youth and service providers meet monthly as a collaborative, to oversee the development and delivery of POSSE. The POSSE project seeks to change negative perceptions and attitudes of all youth including: at risk youth, marginalized youth, minority youth, and street involved youth; by providing youth with opportunities and public forums for youth to demonstrate their skills and abilities, as well as advocating for youth and youth rights including human rights. Training begins November – June / Outreach June – Nov: Windsor / West Hants 6-9 pm Sipekne’katik 6 -9 pm Sackville 6-9 pm

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