Leadership training for northern Manitoba youth

Topics: Manitoba
June 01, 2019

Leadership conference Manitoba
As part of the ongoing collaborative relationship between the Canadian Red Cross and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the two organizations worked together to make the Northern Youth Leadership Conference a reality.

The conference took place at Opaskwayak Cree Nation from May 8-9, 2019, with over 400 youth in attendance from Oscar Lathlin Collegiate, Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, and Mathias Colomb Cree Nation.

The focus of the conference was to help students develop their sense of self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills in order to become strong role models in their school and larger community.

Workshops were offered for Bullying Prevention, Leadership Training, Standard First Aid certification, Babysitting, Healthy Youth Relationships, Caring for Self and Others, Elder Panel, Emergency Preparedness, and Taking Social Action - Leading a Campaign.

Two youth representatives, Cheyenne Thomas and Sydney Bee, were the key Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs collaborators for this event. Sydney Bee was the keynote speaker and led the Taking Social Action workshop. Cheyenne Thomas connected with Elders from Oscar Lathlin Collegiate in order to support the Elder Panel.

Red Cross provided facilitators from Emergency Management, Violence Prevention, and First Aid to lead various workshops. Red Cross also led the coordination and logistics for the conference.

Oscar Lathlin Collegiate graciously offered its school as a venue and provided accommodations for participants and chaperones.

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