Reconcili-Action noun: the act of relationship building and taking meaningful steps towards reconciliation.

HIP has developed the following initiatives to support and guide future reconcili-action:

Youth-to-youth engagement (Y2Y)

This innovative program aims at empowering the next generation of leaders by uniting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and inspiring them to take action towards creating sustainable environmental change.

Each event is uniquely developed based on traditional teachings from the host territory. Events often take the form of a seminar, camp, or workshop, generally 1 to 7 days in length.


  • Build friendships with like-minded Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth.
  • Learn Indigenous heritage, culture and treaty relationships.
  • Develop hands-on understanding of nature and what it means to be a good steward of the land.

If you are an Indigenous or Non-Indigenous youth (male, female, two-spirit, & disabled) interested in being an agent for change and currently enrolled in grades 9 to 11, this program is for you.

Scheduled Y2Y Events

If your Community or Rotary Club are interested in hosting a Youth-to-Youth Engagement event in your region, contact HIP for more information.

October 8, 9 & 10

Williams Treaty TerRitory

Miigwetch to Our Event Sponsors

Tachane Foundation

DATE: October 8, 9 & 10, 2021 (pending COVID conditions)
LOCATION: Camp Kawartha, Peterborough, Ontario
ORGANIZERS: Rotary Districts 7070 & 7010, HIP & Tracks Youth Program
INFORMATION: This event will host 50 students (25 Indigenous & 25 Non-Indigenous)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Should COVID prevent us from proceeding in October, we will reschedule for as early as we can in 2022.

This three day programs will provide participants with traditional Indigenous teachings from Elders and Knowledge Keepers within the Williams Treaty Territory. Youth will learn:

  • Understanding treaties
  • Harvesting local foods & medicines
  • Local Indigenous culture & heritage

Applicants should seek the support of their local Indigenous Community or Rotary Club. Events have limited capacity. You are encouraged to submit your application of interest as early as possible.

In general, all youth applying should demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Most successful candidates demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Leadership experience or potential
  • A cooperative nature and willingness to participate in a group
  • An awareness of current events and international issues
  • Good performance in school or work
  • Enthusiasm for sharing newfound skills with others

Preference will be given to youth nominated by an Indigenous Community or Rotary Club and residing within the Rotary Districts of 7010 and 7070.

NOTE: : Non-Indigenous youth must complete cultural safety education before attending this event.

HIP is an equal opportunity organization; we do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Applications must be received prior to August 15, 2021

Please note that the submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. In the case of an oversubscription, all applications will be reviewed and a final selection made by the organizing committee.

IMPORTANT: All youth must commit to participating in cultural safety education on September 26th prior to attending this event.

You will not be able to save this form. Before filling out the application, ensure you have the following information prepared:

  • Your nominating organization and sponsor contact information
  • If you do not have a sponsor, select “please match me with a sponsor”
  • Personal reference contact information ((someone we can contact to find out more about you – a teacher or someone you work with – not a friend or family member).
  • NOTE: Email reference letters to
  • 300 to 500 word essay identifying the treaty lands you live on and what is your relationship and responsibility to the land and People

Coming Soon


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Y2Y Manitoba

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Y2Y Maritimes

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A uniquely developed program, for youth grades 9 to 11, based on traditional teachings from the territory

Y2Y international

An opportunity for top Y2Y participants to connect with international Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth.