At a memorable concert broadcast across our nation on August 20, Canadian legend Gord Downie stood on stage and in front of 11 million of us watching from our homes, cottages and community gatherings, he brought light on the issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada.“It’s going to take us 100 years to figure out what the hell went on up there but it isn’t cool, and everybody knows that. It’s really, really bad. But we’re going to figure it out. You’re going to figure it out,” Mr. Downie said to the crowd.This moment has been reported as a reflection of the need for the Prime Minister to lead the reconciliation movement across Canada. Indeed, we will look to Prime Minister Trudeau to show leadership. read more
Katimavik wishes to recruit alumni volunteers to fill two positions on our Board of Directors. In order to be eligible you must have successfully completed a Katimavik program since 2007 and have a genuine dedication to the mission and goals of Katimavik. You have to be willing to invest the time and energy to contribute effectively to Board meetings and projects. You also have to be able to speak in French and in English.Want to apply? Go to Katimavik’s Website for further details at: https://www.katimavik.org/join-our-team Hurry! The application deadline is July 20th 2016!read more
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