2018 Camp - Manitoulin Island & Toronto
The North Meets South Exchange, now in its second year, was created by the Jr. EC in the spirit of Truth & Reconciliation. The Exchange brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth together for two weeks of experiential learning. The goals of the program are 1) to ensure that students leave having made new connections with their fellow youth based on mutual understanding and respect; and 2) they become Truth and Reconciliation advocates and agents of change, bringing learnings along with them throughout their lives.
Throughout the Exchange, students will work together to develop a public policy framework that Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. The students will present their work onstage and VIP Panelists will have the opportunity to find out more about their ideas and learnings.
2017 Camp - Iqaluit &Toronto
In July 2017, the Jr. EC piloted an amazing new program for high school students in Ontario & Nunavut. This 9-day exchange program brought students together for an experiential learning opportunity like no other. All students travelled together to Iqaluit, Nunavut and then to Toronto, Ontario for a hands-on program designed to equip them with business, entrepreneurship, personal finance, job readiness and critical thinking skills. The program served to connect students with different backgrounds and provide an opportunity to learn about life in the north and south of Canada. The 9-day program culminated with a business competition where students pitched their business ideas to a group of Canadian business leaders and won special prizes and academic scholarships. Congratulations to this year's winners and all of our fabulous students. We have made memories to last a lifetime!
Business Plan Competition Scholarship Winners for 2017:
First Place: "Inuk"
Lizabeth Demavais, Riya Karumanchi & Anjana Somasundaram
Second Place: "Inuit Eats"
Owen Keenainak & Ryan Whitcher
Third Place: "Apex Cinemas"
Melanie Qaqqasiq & Divine Nwakokocha
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Note: This program is not available in summer 2019. Join the Jr.EC for future updates!