Co-operative Young Leaders
COVID-19 has presented our co-operatives and youth members with many challenges, but CYL will continue this summer as we move forward once again, with a virtual summer camp – our website is now updated with new programming! We are excited and looking forward to engaging our youth and providing a venue where they can make new friends and enjoy sharing their personal experiences with each other!
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.
“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.”
“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.”