Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Huron & YLCC: Leadership Camp August 2018


Huron is thrilled to partner with the renowned Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC) for a 3 day camp aimed at high school students aged 15+.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills including, team and trust building, problem solving, goals and time management, conflict resolution and many more.

A combination of small group activities, large group sessions, and keynote speakers will take place over the duration of the camp, while students stay in Huron's residences and build connections with their peers and current Huron students who act as the camp counselors.


Dates: Saturday, August 11 - Monday, August 13
Location: Huron University College
Cost: $150 per participant
Participant Age: Preferred if student is going into grade 12 in September 2018; however any student who is a minimum age of 15 years old is welcome!

LINK is HERE

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE 2018




A great opportunity from Theatre Ontario!  They will be providing the course, meals, accommodations, Stratford Festival ticket, and a travel stipend if you get the scholarship!

This year they are excited to be offer two youth scholarships to students between the ages of 16-26. The Youth Scholarship and the New Talent Scholarship have identical eligibility:
- Between the ages of 16-26 (a successful applicant under the age of 19 will require a waiver signed by a guardian)
- Demonstrates past and future commitment to the pursuit of expanding their theatrical craft
 
They are also offering two Parsai Immigration Scholarships with the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age (a successful applicant under the age of 19 will require a waiver signed by a parent/guardian)
- Demonstrates past and/or future commitment to the pursuit of expanding their theatrical craft
- Recent residency into Canada as a newcomer (no more than 2 years)


For more information about the Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, contact Rachel Kennedy, our Professional Theatre and Education Manager at programs@theatreontario.org or 416.408.4556 x. 12

Monday, May 21, 2018

Unique Leadership Trip Experience



The YMCA of Oakville and Appleby College have partnered to provide a unique FREE experience to youth ages 14-18 in Oakville. Travel to Appleby’s Temagami campus to be immersed in an Indigenous Education experience, build interpersonal and intrapersonal skills in the great outdoors.

Participants will meet members of the local Indigenous community of Bear Island, experience workshops in art, culture & language, and learn how to connect with nature.

Sleeping accommodations are in Appleby’s on-site cabins. All food & transportation for this experience is included.

Letters for schools highlighting the educational value of the trip will be provided upon request.

Availability of this experience is limited to 30 participants.

For more information, please contact Katherine Dziedzic, Supervisor of Camp & Youth Engagement at katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca.

PROGRAM ITINERARY
FREE PROGRAM
AGES 14 - 18
THURSDAY, MAY 31 (9:00 AM) – SUNDAY, JUNE 3 (4:00 PM)
Packing list is available upon registration

Please return BOTH the registration and photo release form to the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA at your earliest convenience, or email them to katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca

Katherine Dziedzic
Supervisor, Camp & Youth Engagement
YMCA of Oakville
410 Rebecca Street   Oakville, Ontario   L6K 1K7
T: 905-845-5597  ext. 234 F: 905 842-6792  E: katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poetry Contest



This year, COSTI Immigrant Services is once again pleased to bring students across the greater Toronto area and beyond, an exciting poetry contest on 'Refugees and Human Rights' to honour and raise awareness about these incredible people; our neighbours, friends and peers.

The contest deadline April 30, 2018 and is fast approaching. 

Students must attend a school in the greater Toronto area and can be of any legal status in Canada, including students born in or outside of Canada. The contest is intended to raise awareness about refugee and human rights issues, there are multiple prizes for students (including an IPad Tablets) whose poems will be judged by our esteemed guest judges. 

See Mr Pearce for more information.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Creating Leadership Amongst Youth Conference (CLAY)


What is CLAY?

Founded in 1992, CLAY is a 3-day, 2-night conference that empowers high school students to discover their leadership potential. This year  CLAY is taking place on Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th, 2018 at Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario. Students will be residing in cabins on the campground and will be supervised by McMaster Student Leaders.

Youth will have the opportunity to share and expand their knowledge and leadership skills through interactive small group sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and community-building activities. Session topics including teamwork & communication, mental health, social responsibility, and stress & time management will be emphasized in a supportive, empowering setting. Beyond these individual takeaways, we hope that attending CLAY will help to inspire a sense of belonging in the community within the youth who attend.

You can also find more information about CLAY by visiting: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay

Registration for the CLAY conference is now open and the cost is $165.00 + HST.

If you are interested, come see me for more information.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oakville Talent Stars Auditions



Town of Oakville's youth services department is planning events during National Youth Week, including their annual talent show “Oakville Talent Stars”.  

Anyone interested in auditioning for the show???


To audition, submit a video of your talent to
oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca
by April 12 or call
905-845-6601 ext 4681 for details.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Creating Leadership Amongst Youth (CLAY) Conference


Run by the McMaster University Students Union and founded in 1992, CLAY is a 3-day, 2-night conference that empowers high school students to discover their leadership potential. This year  CLAY is taking place  on Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th, 2018 at Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario. Students will be residing in cabins on the campground and will be supervised by McMaster Student Leaders.

Youth will have the opportunity to share and expand their knowledge and leadership skills through interactive small group sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and community-building activities. Session topics including teamwork & communication, mental health, social responsibility, and stress & time management will be emphasized in a supportive, empowering setting. 

You can also find more information about CLAY by visiting: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay

CLAY registration is now open! Students can register as a delegate for a cost of $165 + HST. 

The link for registration is: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay/take-survey/559 There is also more information about the conference at this site. 

Additionally, CLAY is able to provide some partial/full sponsorship, as we recognize that this cost may make the conference not accessible to all students. Students wishing to attend may email the CLAY Conference Coordinator, Rachel Persaud, by e-mail at clay@msu.mcmaster.ca if they require sponsorship.