The Forum is all expenses paid, which includes:
- Transportation to and from Ottawa;
- Transportation during the forum;
- Accommodations and meals;
- Relevant activities and programming; and,
- A safe and inclusive environment where all will be welcomed.
The Forum will be a space where leaders will develop their capacity for:
Participants will engage with Black and Indigenous professionals and mentors through roundtables and 1-on-1 discussions to explore different educational, vocational, and leadership opportunities available during and after high school.
Participants will challenge themselves in workshops that build self-worth and self-love through relationship-building, communication, self-advocacy, life and career exploration, and leadership development.
Participants will participate in various wellness-based and outdoor activities to encourage mind-body connection to immerse themselves in nature and journey through their own self-exploration and personal discovery.
Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other Black and Indigenous youth from around the country, build meaningful relationships, and explore the benefits of cross-community collaboration in building a kinder and safer world for all.
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)
Participants will use the ABCD approach to assess the strengths, resources, skills, and experiences they possess to organize and mobilize positive change within their community.