The 66th Truth & Reconciliation call-to-action invites community-based organizations to deliver programs on truth and reconciliation and establish a network to share information and best practices. HIP’s Youth-to-Youth initiative is an innovative program aimed at empowering the next generation of leaders by uniting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and inspiring them to take action towards creating sustainable environmental change.

Y2Y (Youth-to-Youth) Initiatives:
Two engagements co-ordinated between District 7070 and the Williams Treaty First Nations communities in 2022 - 2023:
  • The first one: Virtual teaching on nibi (water) with students was held on April 28, 2022 and was hosted with a panel of local Elders and Knowledge Keepers
  • The second one: Called "Aki-aadiziwin", it  is a Reconciliation and Land Stewardship Program that aims to connect Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth through meaningful engagement. Camp Kawartha in-person event on a date to be determined in 2023 with 25 Indigenous and 25 non-Indigenous youth. Youth will learn about treaties, Indigenous heritage and culinary experiences with Knowledge Keepers in the Williams Treaty Territories.  2023 dates to be determined. Details and application are found on   Please read more....
Meaning “together on the land” in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), Aki-aadiziwin is a Reconciliation and Land Stewardship Program that aims to connect Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth through meaningful engagement.

DATE: Date to be determined in 2023
LOCATION: Camp Kawartha, Peterborough, Ontario
ORGANIZERS: Rotary Districts 7070 & 7010, HIP & Tracks Youth Program
INFORMATION: This event will host 50 youth (25 Indigenous & 25 Non-Indigenous) between the grades of 9 to 12.

This three day programs will provide participants with traditional Indigenous teachings from Elders and Knowledge Keepers within the Williams Treaty Territory. Youth will learn:

  • Understanding treaties
  • Harvesting local foods & medicines
  • Local Indigenous culture & heritage

Events have limited capacity. You are encouraged to submit your application of interest as early as possible.

In general, all youth applying should demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Most successful candidates demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Leadership experience or potential
  • A cooperative nature and willingness to participate in a group
  • An awareness of current events and international issues
  • Good performance in school or work
  • Enthusiasm for sharing newfound skills with others

HIP is an equal opportunity organization; we do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Please register when it becomes available.