Creative Approaches to Engaging Young People Level 1 and 2

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:00am to Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 2:00am

Come join us for this exciting training course and learn new tools to engage young people in social change using culturally grounded experiential tools to be held Nov 26-29 2015 at the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre, Kamloops, BC.  

Level 2 facilitation credit available for those with level one.

This four-day course offers tangible tools and approaches for youth workers and practitioners to engage with young people and other community members to understand and reflect upon the complex realities of young people (in particular vulnerable Aboriginal young people), and to identify and implement changes in communities, programs and policies to enhance young people’s well-being and protection.

It draws from IICRD’s Circle of Rights methodology, a research and planning process to support social change and greater accountability for children, youth, their families, Elders and communities. The course applies creative and intentional engagement tools and processes and explores traditional Indigenous cultural approaches to working with young people with an emphasis on engaging and empowering young people in an ethical, adaptive, inclusive, assets/strengths based, developmentally appropriate, cultural, and contextualized manner. 

The November 2015 course is aimed at youth leaders and practitioners working with Aboriginal, Me`tis and Inuit children, youth and families.

Micheal Montgomery, IICRD's Partnerships and Practice Director, will be the lead facilitator for the course. Get to know him here.

If you would like to REGISTER for this CPID -YouLead certificate course, please send an email with the following information to:

Affiliation/area of work
Telephone number
Emergency contact,
One Paragraph Biography telling us a bit about your work, your organization, what you hope to get out of this course, what you would like to share, and any specific challenges that you are currently facing that you would like to address.

Course fees are $600 + GST, if applicable (not including accommodation)

A few bursaries are available for those unable to secure funds to attend. To apply - please send a letter with your application, explaining your situation, why you want to take this course, and the support you would need to be able to attend. 

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.


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International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

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