Update on things happening in Rotary and indigenous communities, including current events – Rotary luncheons with guest speakers, open community and cultural gatherings, etc.



You have a great project?  Apply for funding to the Youth-led Community Change Program before the deadline on July 7th, 2014.  Check the guidelines and/or contact Foundation staff for more info.

The IAYI initiative provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to participate in international internships in developing countries.

The program is intended to:

  • provide valuable work experience for Aboriginal youth, raising their employability and/or empowering them to further their education post-internship;
  • provide opportunities for Aboriginal youth to increase their awareness of, and contribution to, Canada's international development efforts through participation in youth internships with local partner organizations; and,
  • build the capacity of Aboriginal youth to promote Canada's international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.

Application deadline - July 9, 2014

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International Aboriginal Internship Program

The International Youth Internship Program is designed to offer young Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. The objective of the IYIP is to support sustainable international development initiatives proposed, in partnership with local partner organizations, by Canadian professional associations, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and private companies.Click the link below to find out more about this program.  Application deadline July 9th.

International Youth Internship Program

May 29, 2014  The Globe & Mail

The first thing that strikes you about the Osoyoos Indian Band is the postcard setting of its reserve. Deep in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan, it’s surrounded by weathered mountains and mirrored lakes. This is the hottest and driest part of Canada, a northern extension of the Sonoran Desert, where rattlesnakes inhabit sagebrush canyons and noonday summer temperatures can hit 38 C.

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How A Native BC Band Went From Poverty to Prosperity

June 10, 2014  The Toronto Star


Residents of Big Trout Lake, a fly-in reserve 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., want ordinary Canadians to see the good and bad of their lives.

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First Nations Community Invites Canadians to Experience Life On A Reserve