Please note NIMA is not running nor funding these programs and any questions should be directed to Ian Cooper at Outward Bound.
West Coast Indigenous Leadership
Location: Clayoquot Sound & Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, Nuu-chah-nulth Territory
Age: 16 - 19
Dates: July 17th – August 10th 2019
Type: High School Credit Option
This course involves both ocean canoeing in Clayoqout Sound and backpacking in Strathcona Park. If you’re looking for a course that really allows your leadership potential to shine, this course will have you return home ready to take an up-front role in your school, amongst your peers or within your neighbourhood and surrounding community.
Indigenous Instructor Development Program
Location: Canadian Rocky Mountains
Dates: June 10th – 27th 2019
Type: Outdoor/Experiential Education Training
This course is for both outdoor enthusiasts that are interested in expanding their training and skills and individuals interested in bringing their profession or practice outdoors. The program focuses on industry craft, ensuring you walk away with top-quality training in outdoor skills in leading adventurous journeys using the Outward Bound Process Model. After completing your Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification, you and the group will dive right into the backpacking portion of your course. While out on the land, you will also learn more about how to bring youth into the outdoors, and skills relevant to risk management and group facilitation. This course hopes to prepare you to then continue to practice and build on these skills back within your community or in various outdoor education settings.
RBC Indigenous Youth Leadership Scholarship
The RBC Indigenous Youth Leadership Scholarship is open to all Indigenous youth (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) aged 14 – 25 years. Priority will be given to youth who are actively playing a leadership role within their community.
The RBC Indigenous Youth Leadership Scholarship is designed to offer Indigenous youth a unique opportunity to participate in Outward Bound Canada’s Youth Leadership Scholarship Program. This scholarship provides Indigenous youth with the chance to join other young leaders from different cultural backgrounds and lived experiences on an extended wilderness-based leadership expedition; to learn more about themselves and each other; and to further develop their leadership capacity.
For more information about either opportunity, see the attached posters below.
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