Co-operative Young Leaders

Co-operative Young Leaders is a summer experience unlike any other. This week-long camp brings young people together from all across Ontario to learn about, and practice, communication and leadership through co-operative activities. Since its inception in 1967 to its 50th year in 2017, more than 3,000 young people have gone through Ontario co-operative young leaders programs.

Each camp session is aimed at youth of a particular age. There are sessions throughout the summer for youths aged 14 to 18. Every year, Ontario co-ops and credit unions give 200 young people a chance to attend CYL, which is a program of the Ontario Co-operative association. It is held at the Lake St. George Field Centre located in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

To encourage youth leadership, PHCHF has committed to sponsoring up to three young members to attend the Co-operative Young Leaders Camp (CYL) at no cost to the participant.

Sponsorship applications for the summer CYL will be available in the Spring of 2019.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a youth living in your co-op. Youth, ages 14 to 18 that are interested in attending should complete the attached CYL Sponsorship Application. Please check back in the Spring of 2019.

“I think of CYL as a community and not just a camp for youth. The friendships, communication and leadership skills will help me in the future. It was definitely a privilege to be sponsored to CYL.”

CYL Participant

“I truly loved and enjoyed every moment of my time at CYL and I will cherish the memories forever, as well as use the knowledge of everything I have learned to help me be successful in the future.”

CYL Participant