Being part of a young person’s life – supporting them to explore, experience and develop an understanding of themselves and the world around them – is both an incredible gift and responsibility.
Whether you’re playing, mentoring or learning with them, young people can change your life while you are trying to change theirs. It can change who you are. This is especially true if you are supporting a young person who is facing significant challenges.
Through transformational leadership programming, YouLEAD builds your capacity to support the well-being of young people and to strengthen the resilience of communities in Canada and around the world. Watch YouLEAD in action in this impact video or view our brochure for a snapshot of our program.
YouLEAD is delivered by the International Institute for Child Rights and Development in partnership with communities and youth-serving agencies. IICRD is a non-governmental organization that engages an international network of highly skilled professionals and practitioners.
In Canada, IICRD would like to acknowledge the support and collaboration of the Counselling Foundation of Canada, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, as well as several Indigenous Youth Leaders and Elders from Nations across British Columbia and Ontario, Canada in the development of YouLEAD.
IICRD works with schools and organizations to collaboratively deliver programming in communities across Canada and international. Learn more about how to book YouLEAD in your community. Contact the YouLEAD Program Coordinator for more information.
YouLEAD occasionally offers public workshops open to individuals, please see the website for upcoming events.