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Katimavik's National Experience

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Recruiting Organization: Katimavik

The Katimavik National Experience challenges youth to make a positive impact in each of the communities while also developing a vast set of skills and competencies. Throughout the 5.5 months, participants are very busy and can expect to participate fully in the following:
  • Volunteering 30 hours a week at local non-profit organizations;
  • Learning about Indigenous peoples in Canada and engaging in meaningful truth and reconciliation initiatives;
  • Team building and collaboration;
  • Designing and implementing community projects;
  • Managing all aspects of the Katimavik house, including daily meal preparation;
  • Plan cultural discovery, group outings and fun activities during evenings and weekends.

The advantage of the National Experience is that participants are not alone. The success of the program is based on working together and supporting each other as a team. Through exchange and discussions, participants learn from each other, explore problem solving, and provide a supportive environment where everyone is accepted and valued.

Katimavik has a proven track record of providing positive youth development programming. The Project Leader and the partner community organizations are trained to ensure that each participant is provided with the opportunities they need to have a positive experience.

Katimavik is grateful for funding provided by the Government of Canada through its Canada Service Corps initiative.

All expenses related to participation in the program are covered, including transportation to and from the communities, group activities, housing, and meals.

Participants fundraise $1000 prior to the program start date in order to contribute to the costs of their participation. Recognizing that this can be a barrier for some young people in Canada, Katimavik will provide tools and resources to assist with fundraising efforts.

Who can apply?

The National Experience is open to all youth aged 17-25 years old. Participants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or have landed refugee status in Canada.

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support Available

Wheelchair Accessible

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Fee Amount: None

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