Want to learn about Indigenous land stewardship? Looking for new skills for your resume? Want to connect with like-minded youth and grow your community, your personal health, and East Vancouver’s ecological health? Through this program, you’ll connect with Indigenous knowledge keepers and Elders and learn about salmon and the importance of waterways for their habitat. Youth will also learn about ecological restoration through invasive plant removal and planting native plants. You’ll get to work with your peers and play games, and build friendships and skills through this program!
Programs are open to youth ages 14-18 who identify as BIPOC*, LGBTQ2S+, living with a disability, and/or are targeted by other systemic barriers.
*BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and Person of Colour (we define Person of Colour as South Asian, Chinese, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean, Japanese, or ancestry from places other than Europe. This also includes youth of mixed-race identities. For example, someone who is of part European, part Latin American ancestry).
This program includes both 1 Wednesday evening session (a mix of land-based and online activities) and 1 Saturday land-based stewardship session. Through this program, you will complete 120 volunteer hours and receive a certificate of completion.
Lunch is provided & bus tickets are available upon request.
2022 PROGRAM DATES
Our programs are packed with teamwork, successional land-based teachings, and visits from respected guests, so we ask that you attend all program days. If you know in advance that you must miss more than one day, we kindly ask that you apply for a different or future program.
You will receive up to a $230 honorarium, based on attendance.
Please note: The honorarium cannot be paid out if participants attend less than four days of the program.
HOW TO APPLY
The application for this program is now closed, please keep an eye out on our social media for Spring 2023 dates.
Questions? Our Senior Program Coordinator would be happy to hear from you:
Deandra Atmojo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-689-4446
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