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. Base Camp: For youth ages 12-13. (Experience a weekend of fun and adventure and learn about the co-operative principles by living them.) 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.

We are now accepting sponsorship applications for the 2019 summer sessions of CYL.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a youth living in your co-op. Youth, ages 12 to 13 (base camp) and ages 14 to 18 that are interested in attending should complete the attached CYL Sponsorship Application.

“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.”

Rochelle,
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.”

Kerri,
CYL Participant