Co-operative Young Leaders

Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL) March Break Camp – March 13 to March 18, 2022

Join us for CYL Camp during the March break 2022! CYL is a great opportunity to develop your leadership, communication, and team-building skills while connecting with other youth ages 13-14 years old.

We recognize that COVID-19 and other associated social issues have impacted youth in many different ways. At CYL we provide a non-judgmental environment, rooted in our co-operative principles that focus on leadership, resiliency, mental wellness, and building lifelong connections. CYL March break camp is located at Albion Hills Conversation Area in Caledon, ON. Join us and experience a youth camp like no other!

For more information and to register for March Break Camp!

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. From 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 the youth of a particular age. There are sessions throughout the summer for youths aged 13 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 Co-operative Education Centre located in Aylmer, 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.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a youth living in your co-op. Youth, ages 13 to 18 that are interested in attending should complete the CYL Sponsorship Application. Watch this space for information on Summer 2022!


“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