Youth in Action - Credit Connections: Registration

Youth in Action – Credit Connections (YIA-CC) is a collaboration between Ecosource and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The program will engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth aged 15-30 years for a series of workshops exploring leadership, stewardship and relationship.

Over a 10-month period, participants will attend workshops and be supported to design and lead environmental projects in their communities. Each participant will work towards a minimum of 120 hours of experiential learning and skill-building. YIA-CC offers an opportunity for youth to design and lead service-oriented environmental stewardship projects, while offering an opportunity to develop leadership skills and center Indigenous history, cultural practices, and teachings. Through both workshops and service opportunities, participants will learn to foster respectful relationships with themselves, the land, each other and their communities.

The program is free and will take place virtually as well as in the Region of Peel and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Reserve in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Transportation to and from these locations will be provided and/or subsidized.

This program will take place until March 2023 with the majority of learning opportunities occurring from June to December 2022.

Ecosource’s Youth in Action – Credit Connections program is funded by Canada Service Corps, a national movement that empowers youth aged 15–30 to gain experience and build important skills while giving back to their community. Learn more here.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants must:
  • Be at least 15 years of age upon starting participation in the program and no older than 30 years of age at time of application
  • Commit to dedicating a minimum of 120 hours of service through program activities (workshop attendance, independent learning, and community projects)
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or a person who has been granted refugee status

COVID-19 Considerations

The health and safety of our program participants is our top priority. This programming year, we will be offering a blend of virtual and in-person learning opportunities. Individual project planning will be informed by the latest public health advice and can include remote or virtual implementation. Health and safety training will be provided to all participants to ensure they understand how to protect themselves and others in the context of COVID-19. In-person stewardship opportunities will be offered to participants and will be implemented with COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place.

COVID-19 Protocols for Participants and Volunteers

  • Please complete this COVID-19 self-assessment before attending an Ecosource activity. Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Practice physical distancing of at least 2 meters (6 feet). We encourage you to wear a mask when this is not possible.
  • Practice personal hand hygiene. Wash and sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting an activity, as well as before and after using high touch surfaces.
  • The sharing of food is prohibited.
  • Mask wearing:
    • Masks will be required for all indoor activities.
    • Please bring your mask with you and use as needed and according to your comfort level.

Click “Book Now” below to register for the program

Please note: This registration process may take 10-20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one session. The session will time out after 10 minutes of inactivity. Youth under the age of 18 will be required to have parents or legal guardians sign the participant agreement form after completing the registration process.

The Youth In Action – Credit Connections (YIA-CC) is funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps (CSC) program. As such, demographic data from participants will be shared with the CSC Secretariat to complete reporting to parliament, which in turn, serves to ensure program effectiveness. Responses to select demographics questions in the registration form are anonymous and participants have the option to select “prefer not to answer” in various fields. The choice to participate in this survey will have no impact on eligibility for participation in the Youth in Action program.

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