UPDATE: Katimavik is overseeing an in-depth review of its policies, practices and procedures to ensure that it delivers a high quality development experience for 21st-century citizenship and skills.
Katimavik continues to be confident that we have a very comprehensive offer for youth that aligns well with the priorities of the federal government, and with those of many Canadian Youth. We believe the government will see Katimavik as a good investment for Canada’s future. A framework to guide the development and implementation of active reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous youth is under development. read more
On February 3rd, representatives of the Katimavik Board, management and alumni met with Peter Schiefke, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, along with his team of advisors. Mr. Schiefke emphasized the Prime Minister’s personal commitment to Canadian youth; he named himself Minister for Youth. Our meeting was part of a broad consultation process being led by Mr. read more
Greetings to our Katimavik alumni, Thank you for your enthusiastic support for the important re-launch of Katimavik. The Board has outlined an ambitious Plan. It includes a major commitment to active reconciliation with Canada’s indigenous peoples in all programming. The “new” national program also highlights the development of youth and communities in a framework of social innovation. For obvious reasons, we do not anticipate a meeting with the new government until sometime later in December or early January 2016. We will keep you posted. Please continue your support and your ideas! The Board of Directorsread more
Some promising developments to share…KATIMAVIK has written to Prime Minister Designate, Justin Trudeau, to congratulate him and his team on their successful campaign and election.In view of the Liberal Party’s very clear commitments to youth and community development through volunteer service in communities, we also invited him to communicate with us at his earliest convenience to discuss federal support and funding to re-store KATIMAVIK’s national program.KATIMAVIK has always encouraged the recognition and appreciation of cultural diversity. In addition, we advised Mr. read more
The Canadian Youth Leadership Program is offered by the Rupertsland Institute in collaboration with Katimavik.
We are happy to continue this program in fall 2015. Recruitment is currently open! Are you Métis youth, between 18-30? Do you seek a greater connection to you community? Through volunteering you will learn to lead and connect to your community while you gain valuable employment skills and exposure to post-secondary education.
Application Deadline: July 13, 2015
Program runs: Aug 4 - Dec 16, 2015read more