Canada-Wide Call for Youth Leaders!

Apply at by December 1st!

Are you a young Canadian with a passion for making a difference in your community and beyond? Do you have innovative ideas and a strong desire to lead positive change? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that you won’t want to miss! HIP Youth-to-Youth initiative is calling for young leaders from across the nation to step up and be a part of something truly transformative.

What is HIP’s National Youth-to-Youth Truth & Reconciliation Experience?
HIP’s (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) National Youth to Youth experience is a transformative program designed to immerse youth between the ages of 15 and 17 in Indigenous culture while fostering connections with a diverse group of young individuals from across Canada. This immersive experience provides a unique opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful cultural exchanges, learn about Indigenous traditions, and deepen their understanding of Indigenous history and heritage. Through various activities, workshops, and interactive sessions, youth are encouraged to embrace diversity, build relationships, and develop a greater appreciation for Indigenous perspectives and contributions. The National Youth to Youth experience serves as a catalyst for personal growth, intercultural learning, and fostering lasting connections among the youth participants.

About the Curriculum!
This program offers participants with an immersive Indigenous experience. The program:

Offers a Rare Education Opportunity: The curriculum is led by Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers, and educators, educating youth about residential schools, Treaties, and the historical and contemporary contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canada.

Provides Land-based/Environmental Teachings: Participants acquire tools and ideas on how to be a good steward of the land.

“We all had a meal together of goose that we got to watch being prepared in the traditional way and a few of us got to make bannock with Elders in the community’s Learning Lodge. It was an experience I will never forget.”

Gavin Cordon (Non-Indigenous, 2019 Y2Y Alumni))

Promotes Youth Engagement: Establishes a forum that encourages dialogue and interaction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants from diverse backgrounds. This includes workshops, seminars, and interactive sessions both online and in-person.

“We all worked in unity and brought our ideas together and we all realized we’re not so different.”

Derek Monias (Indigenous, 2023 Y2Y Alumni)

A Forum for Cultural Exchange: Organized cross-cultural exchange that allows Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants to live and learn together, fostering empathy, understanding, and solidarity.

“You’ve been a huge part of my journey ”

Daniella Harrison (Indigenous, 2022 Y2Y Alumni)

Fosters Relationship Building: At the heart of our program lies a profound commitment to inspiring participants from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn, share, and grow. Through shared experiences, collaborative projects, and open dialogue, our participants form bonds that transcend geographical boundaries and cultural differences. These connections are not only a testament to the unity of our nation but also a powerful force for positive change.

Why Should You Apply?
The call for youth leaders is an incredible opportunity for several reasons:

  1. Cost-free for selected applicants
  2. Immerse in Indigenous culture
  3. Real world experience
  4. Career builder
  5. Develop leadership skills
  6. Opportunity to travel
  7. Traditional Indigenous teachings
  8. Learn to be a good steward of the land
  9. Indigenous Cultural Education
  10. Opportunity to become a future HIP Ambassador
  11. Networking and Collaboration
  12. Making a Real Impact!

How to Apply
Applying to become a HIP youth leader is simple. Just visit and follow the instructions on the website to submit your application. The deadline for applications is December 1st, so be sure to act promptly.

Application Tips:
– Take your time to prepare a compelling statement about why you want to be a part of HIP and the positive change you want to create.
– Highlight your past experiences, skills, and passion for leadership and community involvement.
– Be genuine and passionate in your application. The selection committee is looking for individuals who are truly dedicated to making a difference.

Don’t Delay, Apply Today!

As a young Canadian, you have the potential to lead and inspire change. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of HIP and join a community of dedicated youth leaders who are making a positive impact across the country.

Visit and submit your application by the December 1st deadline. Don’t delay; seize this chance to harness your innovative potential and create a brighter future for Canada! Your ideas and passion are the driving force behind positive change, and HIP is here to help you make it happen.

Truth and Reconciliation, Canadian Museum for Human Rights