*** Call for Youth Conference Registrants (16-26) for Toronto Conference, please circulate widely ***
On May 31st to June 2nd, 2012, the Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) led by Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux will be providing a powerful experience to 150 youth aged 16-26 through a Meeting Place Youth Conference to parallel the Meeting Place: Truth and Reconciliation Toronto 2012. This youth led component of the TRC regional gathering will be an opportunity to honour Residential School Survivors, meet other youth, build bridges of solidarity and plan for the future – as well as have a lot of fun.
There are only 150 spots in this youth conference so APPLY TODAY at (Deadline May 16th) or visit Council Fire. Join our Facebook event
Youth on the conference will have the opportunity to both take part in the regular conference as well as the youth targeted discussions and sessions and local field trips during the conference. Youth is defined as anyone between the age of 16-26, and different age groups will have age appropriate activities and discussions. In the mornings, the youth components will be working on a Youth Commitment for Change, a set of commitments and recommendations, to present in the closing plenary.
The youth on the youth component will have the opportunity to volunteer to help elders, greet guests, facilitate workshops and youth activities, and record the proceedings of the conference. Those who volunteer as reporters will be provided with equipment to photograph, record and videotape the conference proceedings. In case of a high number of volunteer applications we will request resumes.
Meanwhile, here are some more important points:
Registration for the 150 youth delegates is FREE
The free registration includes FREE meals.
Youth conference will begin Thursday, May 31st at 1pm, until Saturday, June 2nd at 5pm.
Youth are required to cover their own transportation & accommodations (but please do not let this prohibit your participation, contact us at email@example.com and we will try our best to find a way of getting you into the city, and accommodated).
There are only 150 spots in this youth conference so APPLY TODAY at Canadian Roots. (Deadline May 16th)
During the youth conference headquarters will be located in the City Hall Room, Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON. Otherwise, the Canadian Roots Exchange is located in the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, University of Toronto, 563 Spadina Ave.
For more information email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian Roots Exchange Team