Katimavik is launching its first major fundraising campaign with DRUIDE, a manufacturer of certified organic cosmetics. Since the federal government ended its funding commitment, back in 2012, Katimavik has been active in developing new programs and financial partnerships. The objective of this first fundraising campaign is to raise $ 30,000 to allow more youth to participate in the program, as well as meeting the needs of communities.read more
Alumna Cassandra Freeman is organizing a fundraiser for Katimavik.
Cassandra is recruiting volunteers for the Warrior Dash race which will be held in the Horseshoe Valley (ON) on July 19-20. In exchange for sending over 30 volunteers to help out during the event, the Warrior Dash will donate 1,000$ to Katimavik. The donation will be dedicated to work towards the sustainability of our program in Ontario.
Those who want to volunteer at the event can get further information on the Facebook page.
Our 20 eco-volunteers started their 3-month program this week. They will be active in 4 different regions of Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Bas-St-Laurent and Eastern Townships. The youth will be working around 30 hours per week as a volunteer in an organisation ; they can be involved in either the field of biodiversity, nutrition and agriculture, water, waste management or urban development.
Projects for the communitiesread more
Katimavik is proud to announce their new partnership with the Rupertsland Institute in order to launch the « Canadian Youth Leadership Program ». This program, offered to Metis youth aged 18-25 will allow them to develop leadership skills while doing volunteer work in a Canadian community. The first group will be held in Peterborough, Ontario from August 5 to December 17, 2014.
This partnership is a great success for Katimavik, as the staff has been finding opportunities to offer programs for Canadian youth, since the federal government ended its funding commitment back in 2012read more
On March 29, exactly 2 years after the federal government decided to end its funding commitment to Katimavik, alumni will be meeting in Vancouver and Montreal to show support towards the organisation, and to celebrate the positive influence the program has had on their lives.
"Even if the program lost its funding from the government, the values of Katimavik keep on living inside of us. Every day, I use something I've learned during Katimavik", claims Isabel Gariépy, Montreal alumni chapter leader and organizer of the Montreal event. "I really hope that other people will have the opportunity to live this amazing meeting place that has brought together over 35 000 Canadians and 2000 communities over the years", she adds.
For more details on the events:read more