This fellowship is a transformative program that equips students with the knowledge and skills to make a tangible impact in the lives of Canadian Indigenous people and communities. Through mentorship and education, participants will learn about environmental issues impacting Canadian Indigenous communities and how these adversely impact physical and mental health.
By educating youth about the disparities in health in many Canadian Indigenous communities that arise due to inadequate environmental action, Human Nature Projects Ontario hopes to foster advocacy skills and promote sustainable policy development. The program seeks to create lasting impact by raising awareness, amplifying Indigenous voices, and equipping youth with the knowledge and tools to drive positive environmental change in communities.
The fellowship is a week-long virtual program for youth aged 14-22 where participants will:
- Research and learn about the disparities in the health of Canadian Indigenous communities caused by environmental issues.
- Attend workshops led by Indigenous community members and professors to learn about Indigenous history and background.
- Work collaboratively to write a short report on an environmental concern that adversely impacts health in one Canadian Indigenous community.
This fellowship will take place virtually on Zoom from Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 25 from 10AM–3PM EDT every day!
This program is completely free – there are no admission or application fees to apply!
The deadline to apply is August 13th, 11:59 pm EST.
Click the Learn More link for more information and to apply.