Co-operative Young Leaders

Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL) Summer Camp 2024

Co-operative Young Leaders is a summer experience unlike any other. This week-long camp brings young people 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, 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. Youths, ages 13 to 18, who are interested in attending should complete the CYL Sponsorship Application. The deadline to apply is May 22, 2024.

“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