Co-operative Young Leaders

Registration for the 2021 CYL camp is now open. At this time, CYL is planning for an in-person camp experience for all participants. CYL will continue to monitor the provincial guidelines throughout 2021 and alter their programming accordingly, in order to ensure the safety of all participants, facilitators and staff.

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 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.

We will soon be accepting sponsorship applications for the 2021 summer sessions of CYL. Watch this space for more details.

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.”

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